Tony Bennett sets dates, releases Columbia catalog via iTunes
Legendary performer Tony Bennett has unveiled a 2013 North American excursion, as well as his entire Columbia Records catalog on iTunes.
The New York crooner will kick off the winter outing with a Jan. 18 performance in Sioux City, IA, followed by theater shows focused on the eastern portion of continent. The current schedule, which includes a couple of Ontario gigs, wraps up in early March. A one-off concert is also slated for May 23 in San Francisco.
Bennett's most recent release, "Viva Duets," surfaced in October and features recordings alongside Gloria Estafan ("Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me"), Thalia ("The Way You Look Tonight"), Christina Aguilera ("Steppin' Out with My Baby") and Marc Anthony ("For Once in My Life"), among others.
Earlier this month, Bennett's extensive six-decade discography was unleashed on Tunes, including his entire Columbia Records catalog, which began in 1952. The available work also features singles, outtakes and rarities not found elsewhere, according to a press release.
"The Zen of Bennett," a in-depth documentary created by his son and longtime manager Danny Bennett, surfaced on DVD in November.
18 - Sioux City, IA - Orpheum Theater
20 - Minneapolis, MN - The State Theater
26 - Washington, D.C. - The Warner Theater
27 - Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
8 - Toronto, Ontario - Roy Thomson Hall
9 - Windsor, Ontario - Caesars Windsor
14 - Boston, MA - The Boston Opera House
27 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
28 - Fort Myers, FL - Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
2 - West Palm Beach, FL - The Kravis Center
3 - Fort Pierce, FL - Sunrise Theater
23 - San Francisco, CA - Davies Symphony Hall