Longtime friends and collaborators will perform for a two-night concert titled “One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga“On August 3 and 5 to celebrate Bennett’s 95th birthday, Gaga announced the Twitter Monday.
“I’m so honored and excited to celebrate Tony’s 95th birthday with him on these specials,” Gaga tweeted.
The shows will take place in Radio City in New York and will be Bennett’s last performance in the city, according to a statement.
Earlier this year, in an interview with the AARP, Bennett revealed that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016.
According to the interview, he had not yet experienced common symptoms such as disorientation or episodes of terror, rage or depression, “but there was little doubt that the disease had progressed.”
Gayatri Devi, MD, a neurologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan who diagnosed Bennett, said the singer had “cognitive issues, but several other areas of his brain are still resilient and functioning well.”
Bennett’s wife, Susan Crow, and eldest son Danny were also part of the interview.
Danny said he asked Gaga to break the silence around her diagnosis.
“I wanted to check in with her to make sure she was cool,” Danny said. “Because she’s watching her back all the time. She was like, ‘Absolutely, it’s just another gift he can give the world.’ “
In the interview, the 94-year-old singer also shared that he and Gaga are releasing a new album, following their 2014 album “Cheek to Cheek”. The album, which was recorded between 2018 and early 2020, was slated for a spring release.
Presale tickets for “One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga” go on sale July 21 at 10 am on Citi Entertainment and general ticket sales will begin the next day at 10 a.m. on Long live the nation.
All guests 16 and over must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the concert and must show proof.