Monday, December 12, 2016
Where: The Paramount
Cost: $250 VIP TICKET, $100.50, $75.50, $50.50
VIP Tickets include a special pre-show dinner at Fleurie and premium seating.
The legendary Tony Bennett, nineteen time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades, returns to The Paramount Theater on December 12 at 8:00PM! Tony Bennett performed at the Theater’s Opening Night on December 15, 2004.
Tony Bennett’s life and philosophy is the embodiment of the Great American Story. Having just celebrated his 90th birthday on August 3rd 2016, his career as the pre-eminent singer of the 20th and 21st centuries is unprecedented. He continues to be embraced and loved by audiences of all generations.
With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, spanning over 60 years, includes Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, making this artist a true international treasure. His signature tunes, such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” form part of the fabric of American music culture.
Tony Bennett celebrated his 85th birthday in 2011 with the release of Duets II and made music history as the oldest artist to ever have a #1 CD on the Billboard album charts. Duets II followed Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic, released in 2006. The singer’s signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” marked its 50th Anniversary in 2012, as well as the release of a new documentary film, The Zen of Bennett, created and conceived by Tony’s son and manager Danny Bennett. Bennett also authored his fourth book, Life Is A Gift, released in 2012 and entered The New York Times Best Seller list. In 2014, Tony released a collaborative album with Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek, featuring two legendary artists performing jazz standards. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album charts making Bennett the oldest musical artist, at the age of 88, to have an album top the Billboard 200 and won the Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Pop Album category.
Through his dedication to excellence and his insistence on quality, he has become the keeper of the flame by extolling the virtues and values represented by the Great American Songbook. Tony Bennett has been on the front lines of every major issue impacting the cornerstones of this country’s modern history. He has performed for eleven U.S. Presidents, is a World War II veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and participated in the liberation of a concentration camp, and marched side by side with Dr. Martin Luther King in Selma to support civil rights. Throughout his life, Tony Bennett has been a dedicated pacifist and proactive humanitarian selflessly supporting many causes whose goals benefit the lives of millions. His love for his country has earned him the distinction of national treasure and United Nations has named him a Citizen of the World as one of their foremost ambassadors.
Thank you to our event sponsor:
HUNTER SMITH FAMILY FOUNDATION