Tony Bennett returns to Palladium May 8

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Legendary singer Tony Bennett will return to the Palladium in May as the Center for the Performing Arts presents the timeless Tony Bennett in concert.

Riding the success of yet another chart-topping album, Bennett will bring his “I Left My Heart” Tour to the Center at 7:30 p.m. May 8. The performance will be Bennett’s third at the Palladium and the first since November 2014.

Legendary singer Tony Bennett’s “I Left My Heart” Tour will stop at Carmel’s Palladium. (Submitted photo)

Now 92, Bennett is a Kennedy Center Honoree and a recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song as well as the United Nations Humanitarian and Citizen of the World honors.

Tickets start at $86 and go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Feb. 1, online at TheCenterPresents.org, by phone at 317-843-3800, or at the Palladium Box Office, 1 Center Green, Carmel. Presale access for Center donors, series subscribers and eNews list members begins Jan. 29; visit TheCenterPresents.org for eNews signup and more information.

With 19 Grammy Awards in a career spanning more than six decades, Bennett is a singular figure in popular music and a champion of the Great American Songbook. Famously dubbed “the best singer in the business” by Frank Sinatra, he had established an undeniable legacy even before a career resurgence, MTV Unplugged and a series of all-star collaborations introduced him to new generations of fans.

Bennett’s 2014 collection of jazz standards with Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek, made him the oldest artist ever to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 pop album chart. Just last year, his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” was inducted into the National Recording Registry. Bennett struck gold again with Love Is Here to Stay, a celebration of the Gershwins with longtime friend Diana Krall. The new album, which topped the Billboard Jazz Albums chart and remains at No. 3 after 18 weeks, is nominated for two 2019 Grammy Awards.

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