There is no question that Tony Bennett in concert is a magical experience and a rare treat. The iconic singer has been thrust back into the spotlight after working with pop music goddess Lady Gaga in 2014.
Bennett, winner of eighteen Grammys (amongst other huge honours) continually keeps busy as a solo artist. His stage presence and voice are things that have clearly stood the test of time, judging by the exceptional quality of his 2015 performances.
Simply put, this is an amazing opportunity to see Tony Bennett live & in person as he visits the Niagara Fallsview Casino on October 15th & 16th.
Sixty Year Career
If it seems like Tony Bennett has been around forever, you’re not completely wrong in feeling that way. The fact of the matter is that Bennett has been recording music and performing since 1949. The eighty-eight year old crooner of big band standards continues to work tirelessly, taking on dates in locations all over the world. After a career of over sixty years, it doesn’t seem like Bennett has any intention of retiring any time soon. It is hard to believe that Bennett recorded his legendary track “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” in 1962, and that is indeed the case.
Bennett’s career truly began at the end of the Second World War. In order to make himself distinctive from crooners of the day like Frank Sinatra, Tony found success with commercial pop ballads like “Because of You”, “Blue Velvet”, and “Cold, Cold Heart.” Another good example of the kind of music Bennett was recording in this time period would be “Rags to Riches.” Interestingly enough, it was Bob Hope who had the idea of shortening Bennett’s name from Anthony Dominick Benedetto to Tony Bennett. During this period, Bennett also hosted a TV variety show.
Although the rise of rock and roll did not damage Bennett’s career success, there did eventually come a point in the singer’s career in which a variety of personal struggles nearly ended everything. The 1970s were a particularly difficult time period for Bennett, who at one point found himself without a manager or a contract.
However, if Bennett has proven anything over the course of his extraordinary career, it’s that counting him out is a foolish choice. After signing on his son as his manager, Bennett began to climb the ladder of success once again. A hugely popular run with young listeners in the 1990s brings him to the success he enjoys today.
At 88 years of age, Tony is still going strong. Here’s one of your last chances to see Tony live in Canada, as his October 15th & 16th concerts are nearly sold out.
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