by Megan Thomas | CNN
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will share the stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall for two nights next month in what is being billed as their final performance.
“One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga” will open on August 3, coinciding with Bennett’s 95th birthday, with a second showing on August 5. There’s a new addition between the two actors, who first teamed up in 2011. Album to be released later this year
In February, Bennett and his family announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2016. The Grammy-winner has continued to sing and play music, despite her diagnosis, at the encouragement of her doctors.
According to a press release for the event, the Radio City concert would be Bennett’s last New York City performance of his career, “appropriately set in a location where Tony has enjoyed several decades of best-selling shows. “
Sharing the news on Instagram, Gaga wrote, “I’m so honored and excited to be celebrating Tony’s 95th birthday with him on these special shows.”
The show will feature songs from the Great American Songbook of Standards, along with an orchestra conducted by the Tony Bennett Quartet, the Brian Newman Quintet and Michael Bearden.
All guests over the age of 16 will be required to be fully immunized against COVID-19 to participate. No cell phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday.