Tony Bennett cancels 2021 touring dates, reportedly retires

By The Associated Press

Tony Bennett has canceled his fall and winter 2021 tour dates and reportedly will retire from touring.

The legendary crooner is pulling out of concerts in New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Arizona, Oklahoma and Canada. Ticket holders should check with the local venues for information regarding refunds. According to a report in Variety, Bennett’s son and longtime manager, Danny Bennett, has confirmed that his father is retiring from performing.

Bennett, who just turned 95, teamed up with Lady Gaga for two nights at New York’s Radio City Music Hall last week. The concerts were filmed for broadcast at a later date.

Lady Gaga and Bennett previously collaborated on the song “The Lady Is a Tramp” for Bennett’s 2011 “Duets II” album. Their collaborative album “Cheek to Cheek” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Album charts and earned them a Grammy for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal.”

Earlier this year, Bennett’s family revealed that the 19-time Grammy-winner was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016.

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Author: Associated Press

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