Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga To Perform Together Live At The Hollywood Bowl And Radio City Music Hall

- Once In A Lifetime Concerts Set For May 20 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and June 19 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City -

- New Album Cheek To Cheek On Sale Now -

Oct 27, 2014, 05:00 ET from Live Nation Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the immediate sell-out of their recently announced special evening at The Wiltern on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles. Live Nation is pleased to announce that TWO additional "once in a lifetime" concerts have been confirmed with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. In celebration of their new collaborative jazz album Cheek To Cheek, the pair of icons will join forces for two incredible evenings Saturday, May 30 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Friday, June 19 at Radio City Music Hall, New York. Tickets for both performances will go on sale starting Monday, Nov. 3.

Both artists will be accompanied by a full orchestra along with each artist's jazz ensembles who will also serve as special guests for the evening.

Cheek to Cheek debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts upon its release on Sept. 23.  Now at 88, Bennett remains the oldest artist in music industry history to have an album on the #1 spot on the Billboard charts. Cheek To Cheek marks Lady Gaga's third consecutive #1 album release in just over three years.

Cheek To Cheek features classic jazz standards sung by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett in a combination of vocal duets and solo performances. From the title track to "But Beautiful" to "I Won't Dance," the record showcases the chemistry between the two artists, who span 60 years in age. As Bennett says, "What I really love about being a jazz singer is that jazz artists are very creative, very honest, from phrase to phrase," and Lady Gaga adds, "We wanted to make something that sounded perfect because of the quality of the emotion…the honesty." Cheek To Cheek also features the Lady Gaga solo "Lush Life," accompanied by Tony Bennett's solo of  "Sophisticated Lady." The two songs complement each other, as Lady Gaga explains, "I loved making 'Lush Life,' Tony mentored me emotionally through the process," and Tony Bennett adds, "I sang 'Sophisticated Lady' to answer her on 'Lush Life,' and because Duke Ellington wrote it, who collaborated with Billy Strayhorn, the writer of 'Lush Life.'" Recorded in New York City, Cheek To Cheek took over a year to complete and features jazz musicians associated with both artists including members of Bennett's quartet: Mike Renzi, Gray Sargent, Harold Jones and Marshall Wood as well as pianist Tom Ranier. Jazz trumpeter Brian Newman, a long-time friend and colleague of Lady Gaga appears on the album as well with his NYC-based jazz quintet. Jazz soloists on selected tracks include tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, trumpeter George Rabbai and flutist Paul Horn, who passed away in July.

"We are thrilled to present this very special show. Individually they are incredible talents, together it is something not to be missed," said Arthur Fogel, president of global touring and chairman of global music, Live Nation.

Tickets for the Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga performance in Los Angeles on May 30 at the Hollywood Bowl will go on sale Monday, Nov. 3 at 10:00 a.m. at, all Ticketmaster Outlets, the Hollywood Bowl Office or charge by phone 1-800-745-3000. Tickets for the Radio City Music Hall performance on June 19 will go on sale Monday, Nov. 3 at 9:00 a.m. at, all Ticketmaster outlets, and charge by phone 1-800-745-3000.

Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 9:00 a.m through Citi's Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit:  

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga is produced by Live Nation Global Touring.

What the critics are saying about the just aired TV special, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga:  Cheek to Cheek LIVE!

"Simply put Cheek to Cheek LIVE! is a full hour of great music" - Dallas Morning News

"We'll just remind you they're actually both divine live performers and they've got great chemistry." - The Washington Post

"In Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!, this musical odd couple with 60 year age differences take on the Great American Songbook and prove again that the classics can bridge many divides." - The New York Times

"Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett make beautiful music together. This goes beyond great, actually. Two splendid singers are backed by brilliant instrumentalists." - The Californian

What the critics are saying about the #1 CD, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga:  Cheek To Cheek:

"An unlikely pairing results in beautiful music...She's a revelation" – People Magazine

"Cheek to Cheek serves up the real thing, start to finish. If you didn't know the name of the vocalist and the kind of publicity that surrounds her, you'd surely say: Who's that swing singer, and why haven't I heard of her before?" – Chicago Tribune

"Gaga and Bennett? It's an epic musical mash-up" – USA Today

"...Magical results...glorious jazz album...a musical match made in jazz/standards heaven...there is so much to enjoy and discover...intoxicating prowess..." – Chicago Sun Times


Dec. 31, 2014

Las Vegas, NV

The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan

Sold Out!

Feb. 08, 2015

Los Angeles, CA

The Wiltern

Sold Out!

May 30, 2015

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Bowl           

On sale Nov. 3 at 10 a.m.

June 08, 2015

London, UK

Royal Albert Hall

On sale Oct. 31 at 9 a.m.

June 19, 2015

New York, NY

Radio City Music Hall

On sale Nov. 3 at 9 a.m.

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