Tony Bennett has cancelled his winter and fall 2021 tours after performing in New York City with Lady Gaga
Tony Bennett has canceled his fall and winter 2021 tour dates.
The 95-year-old singer will not be performing his rescheduled shows, according to Variety, which were put off last year due to the onset of the global pandemic.
Bennett’s shows were scheduled to begin next month, with the tour originally being set to kick off in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Not happening: Tony Bennett has canceled his fall and winter 2021 tour dates; he is seen performing in 2019
The six-date run was also intended to conclude after the entertainer played a duo of concerts in December.
No specific reason for the cancellation of the singer’s shows was immediately given.
The news about the Grammy-winning artist comes just days after he appeared in a set of shows under the title One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.
The concerts, which took place at Radio City Music Hall, were notably billed as his last public performances in New York City.
Recent activity: The Grammy-award winning singer recently performed a series of shows with Lady Gaga, which were billed as his last shows in New York City; he is seen in 2019
The shows were also meant to promote the pair’s upcoming collaborative album, entitled Love for Sale, which will be released in October.
The album was also promoted as being Bennett’s 61st and final studio release.
Its first single, I Get a Kick Out of You, was made available to the public earlier this month and was met with a positive critical reception.
A documentary feature covering the production of the project is reportedly being developed.
Working well: Bennett is set to release a collaborative with Lady Gaga, entitled Love For Sale; the two are seen performing in 2019
The pair previously worked with the 35-year-old singer on Cheek to Cheek, which made its debut in 2014.
The studio release notably won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album during that year’s ceremony.
Earlier this year, Bennett made it known to the public that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Serious accolades: The pair’s first collaborative album, entitled Cheek to Cheek, won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album; Bennett is seen earlier this month
The singer made the announcement through an interview with AARP, where it was noted that he had first been notified about his condition in 2016.
During the sit-down, the performer’s son and manager, Danny, expressed that his father was still dedicated to his craft despite living with Alzheimer’s.
He specifically noted that Bennett ‘never ceases to inspire me with his passion and dedication to all that life has to offer. The last four years has been no exception. He continues to sing and stay fit on a daily basis.’
Making it work: The singer’s son Danny expressed that, despite being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, his father ‘continues to sing and stay fit on a daily basis’; Bennett is seen performing with Liza Minelli in 1992
The singer’s son went on to note that the performer’s decision to make the news about his condition public was made in an effort to offer solace to those suffering from its effects.
‘By openly sharing his challenges with Alzheimer’s…[Bennett] will give hope to all that face this condition and will help end the stigma surrounding this disease,’ he said.
Danny also remarked that Bennett and his family ‘want to be able to help raise awareness, advocate for advancing new therapies and one day soon, finding a cure’ for the condition.
Lending a hand: Danny remarked that his father aimed to give ‘hope to all that face this condition and…help end the sigma surrounding this disease’; Bennett is seen in 1998
Publited Fri, 13 August 2021 at 01:38.54 +0000