There isn’t much-seasoned crooner Tony Bennett hasn’t achieved in his illustrious career. The 88-year-old has played around the world on countless tours and performed in front of millions of people but there are still things that the singer wants to achieve.
Bennett has recently announced the latest of his releases, will be a collection from the Great American Songbook where he will be accompanied by pop sensation Lady Gaga singing a series of illustrious jazz songs. It’s a release that will open both singers up to potential new markets as this off-kilter pairing look to bring an alternative sound to a set of classic numbers.
The album entitled ‘Cheek to Cheek’ is backed largely by an Big Band and includes classics such as ‘Let’s Face The Music And Dance’ and ‘I Left My Heart In New York’. The album will also be released as a deluxe set with Lady Gaga singing a solo effort of the famous ‘Bang Bang My Baby Shot Me Down’.
The Italian New Yorkers first became acquainted with each other at a fundraiser in New York and have since been booked together to perform on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at Las Vegas at the opening of the new casino, The Cosmopolitan. It’ll be the first time the unlikely duo will have performed together, with the shows expected to sell out quickly.
Over the years Bennett has been renowned for performing at luxurious casinos. As recent as the start of this month on November 1, Bennett performed songs from the ‘Cheek to Cheek’ album for the first time when he played the grandeur Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada.
With the economic struggles of late its not uncommon for artists to perform at such grandeur establishments as casinos across the world are looking to offer patrons a vast array of entertainment after the huge hits in profits the industry incurred after casino gaming went online through InterCasino in the late 90s. Currently reputable casinos are looking to present big acts like Bennett, Lady Gaga, famous magicians and comedians to help boost revenues. And it’s something that has worked to Bennett’s advantage. What better way to witness Bennett’s take on jazz in a luxurious casino? We’ve no doubt the upcoming shows with Lady Gaga will be monumental performances in a perfect setting.
As Bennett defies any aging, his latest offering with Lady Gaga is set to deliver a contemporary pop twist to some legendary classics.