"We aren't likely to see a recording career like this again."
- The New York Times
“….his voice is still a technical marvel, and no one else on Earth can make a lyric written eight decades ago sound as natural as a conversation at a coffee shop.”
- New York Magazine
LAS VEGAS (July 15, 2019) – Tony Bennett, the 19 time GRAMMY Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades, will headline an exclusive Las Vegas engagement, “I Left My Heart in Las Vegas,” at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas inside The Venetian Theatre September 25, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. Tony Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett, will open the performance with a collection of jazz/pop standards.
Tickets starting at $49.95, plus applicable fees, go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets will be available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com, venetian.com, any box office at The Venetian Resort or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469. For every ticket sold to “I Left My Heart in Las Vegas,” Tony Bennett will donate $1 to to Exploring The Arts, Inc.
Tony Bennett fan club members will have access to a pre-sale beginning Tuesday, July 16 at 10 a.m. PT. American Express® card members will have access to a pre-sale beginning Wednesday, July 17 at 10 a.m. PT. Grazie loyalty members and Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers will receive access to a pre-sale beginning Thursday, July 18 at 10 a.m. PT. All pre-sales will end Thursday, July 18 at 10 p.m. PT.
Tony Bennett's life and philosophy is the embodiment of the Great American Story. Having celebrated his 92nd birthday on August 3, 2018, his career as the pre-eminent singer of the 20th and 21st centuries is unprecedented. He continues to be embraced and loved by audiences of all generations.
Through his dedication to excellence and his insistence on quality, he has become the keeper of the flame by extolling the virtues and values represented by the Great American Songbook. Tony Bennett has been on the front lines of every major issue impacting the cornerstones of this country's modern history. He has performed for eleven U.S. Presidents, is a World War II veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and participated in the liberation of a concentration camp, and marched side by side with Dr. Martin Luther King in Selma to support civil rights. Throughout his life, Tony Bennett has been a dedicated pacifist and proactive humanitarian selflessly supporting many causes whose goals benefit the lives of millions. His love for his country has earned him the distinction of national treasure and United Nations has named him a Citizen of the World as one of their foremost ambassadors. In 1999, Tony Bennett, with his wife Susan Benedetto, a former public school teacher, founded Exploring the Arts (ETA) to strengthen the role of the arts in public high school education. ETA’s first endeavor was the establishment of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA), a public high school founded in 2001 by Tony and Susan in partnership with the NYC Department of Education. ETA continued beyond its commitment to FSSA to expand their support and by the end of 2019, ETA will partner with 44 public high schools -- in all five boroughs of New York City and in Los Angeles.
Through his artistry, Tony Bennett has connected in unprecedented fashion with all generations of audiences. His commitment to humanitarian ideals has bridged our differences by highlighting what we have in common as citizens of the planet. He has fought for the hard issues when others have turned a blind eye and has remained true to the authenticity and creativity of his musical vision. Tony has achieved the Great American Dream but has never forgotten his own roots and is constantly working toward ensuring that others can achieve their dreams as well. His life story is compelling in the lessons and values that it teaches: dedication, commitment, courage, and compassion. Tony Bennett has received 19 Grammy Awards including the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, 2 Emmy Awards and is a Kennedy Center Honoree and NEA Jazz Master. In 2017, he became the first interpretive singer to be honored by the Library of Congress receiving The Gershwin Prize. Tony Bennett is one of a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and now in the first two decades of the 21st century. He has introduced a multitude of songs into the Great American Songbook that have since become standards for pop music.
In the new millennium, Bennett’s artistry and popularity was higher than ever and he has sold over 10 million albums in the last 10 years alone. In 2006, the year of his 80th birthday, his Duets: An American Classicwas released. In celebration of his 85th birthday in 2011 the release of Bennett’s, Duets IIdebuted at #1 on the Billboard Album charts, making Tony the only artist at the age of 85 to achieve this in the history of recorded music. Tony’s collaborative jazz album with Lady Gaga, released in 2014, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album charts making Bennett, at the age of 88, the oldest artists to have a #1 album…breaking his own previously established historical record. His latest album, with Diana Krall, titled Love Is Here To Stay, celebrates the music of George and Ira Gershwin.
A visual artist all his life, Tony has exhibited his artwork in museums and galleries around the world and three of his paintings are part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute. He has authored six books, including his most recent, “Tony Bennett: On Stage and In The Studio.”
For more information on Tony Bennett please visit: www.tonybennett.com.
About Live Nation Las Vegas
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About The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas
The iconic Venetian Resort Las Vegas was designed for the discerning traveler craving a bespoke Las Vegas getaway. The destination-defining resort is comprised of three all-suite towers, boasting standard accommodations nearly double the size of the average on the Las Vegas Strip. Born of the same Italian spirit yet each offering a luxurious escape with its own distinct personality, The Venetian is revelatory and dynamic, The Palazzo is refined yet electrifying, and Venezia is a relaxing respite.
The resort experience is marked by a commitment to sophisticated play with world-class restaurants from celebrated chefs; a collective of intimate and elevated cocktail havens curated by the industry’s top talents; TAO Nightclub; Canyon Ranch Spa + Fitness; a five-acre pool and garden deck; a country club-meets-Vegas poolside experience at The Aquatic Club; an ever-evolving series of large-scale art installations; two casinos and poker room, and enviable retail options at Grand Canal Shoppes, anchored by a three-story flagship Barneys New York.
A premier events and conference center, the resort is also home to more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space, including The Venetian Resort Congress Center and famed Sands Expo & Convention Center. For more information, visit venetian.com. The Venetian Resort Las Vegas is a property of the world’s pre-eminent developer and operator of world-class integrated resorts, Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).