Tony Bennett was raised in New York City and began singing at an early age. After fighting in World War II as an infantryman, he signed with Columbia Records and had his first number one song “Because of You” in 1951. He had several other top hits during the early 1950s. In the late 1950s, he released the album “The Beat of My Heart” and “Basie Swings, Bennett Sings”. He recorded his signature song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” in 1962.
After some struggles, Bennett made a comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s putting out gold record albums and expanding his audience. He remains popular today, and has sold over 50 million records worldwide. He has won fifteen Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards and has been named an NEA Jazz Master and Kennedy Center Honoree. Not only is he a singer, but he is also a painter.
Motley Crue and the Allman Brothers Band are among artists releasing presales on Tuesday. Motley Crue’s reunion tour added new stops in Cleveland, St. Louis and Kansas City, with presales starting tomorrow. The 80’s rockers will team up with Def Leppard and Poison to bring The Stadium Tour across... Read more
Tony Bennett was slated to perform in Davenport, Iowa tomorrow night, but due to “unforeseen circumstances,” the show has been cancelled. The venue, Adler Theatre, announced the cancellation, but did not add any explanation. Ticketholders will receive refunds at point of purchase, and no rescheduled show has been announced.... Read more
Theatergoers can expect an array of shows to be up-for-grabs tomorrow including presale tickets for Aladdin at Dallas’ Music Hall At Fair Park and The Play That Goes Wrong at Minneapolis’ Orpheum Theatre. Additionally, multiple performances for American Girl Live at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse will go on sale, as... Read more
Lauryn Hill leads a long list of artists with new concerts on sale, thanks to her recently-announced North American tour. The R&B songstress is hitting the road to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her acclaimed album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and is expected to visit nearly 30 cities... Read more
An eclectic mix of events head on sale to start the work week, including new installments of Monster Jam and Jeff Dunham’s Passively Aggresive Las Vegas residency show at Caesars Palace. Dunham has a dozen performances scheduled in Vegas through the fall, with more expected to be added given... Read more
Fridays typically boast the biggest variety of tickets going on sale, and today is no exception. Leading the pack of major names on sale is Elton John, whose farewell tour is looking to be his best-selling one yet. Tickets for Dave Matthews Band’s summer tour are also up for... Read more
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have a September date at the Hollywood Bowl in California available today, headlining the day’s onsale actions across the marketplace. Other presales available this morning include dates from Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Tony Bennett and former VP and longtime U.S.... Read more
Musical partners Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will take the stage on New Year’s Eve at The Cosmopolitan casino in Las Vegas for their first show together in the U.S. The duo released a hit joint-album in September, called Cheek to Cheek. Bennett and Gaga will team up to... Read more
James Taylor’s one-month trek and Chickenfoot’s westward expansion are the top stories in the daily tour recap for June 18, as compiled by TicketNews. Celebrated singer-songwriter James Taylor has announced plans for his one-month Down Home Tour, which will hit U.S. cities this September. Meanwhile, silly named supergroup Chickenfoot... Read more
Today’s recap includes tour announcements, concert updates and more, as compiled by TicketNews on March 31, 2009. New Kids on the Block are cementing their renewed popularity with a new block of North American concert dates. The recently announced plans will keep the band on the road through this... Read more