One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will debut on August 3, which is also Bennett’s 95th birthday. A second show will take place on August 5. The two gigs will precede a new collaborative album that’s slated to arrive later this year.
Tickets for the shows will go on sale July 22 at 10 a.m. local time via Live Nation. Citi cardholders will have access to presale tickets on July 21 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time.
To attend the show, fans must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof upon entry. The only exception is for children under the age of 16, who will be allowed to provide proof of a negative antigen or PCR Covid-19 1st, and are accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. Complete information on the vaccine policy is available on the Radio City Music Hall website.
Earlier this year, Bennett revealed that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2016. “Life is a gift – even with Alzheimer’s,” the singer tweeted upon the initial announcement. “Thank you to Susan and my family for their support.” While the singer has struggled with short-term memory loss, he hasn’t experienced some of the disease’s more crippling symptoms, like severe disorientation and long-term memory loss.
“He is doing so many things, at 94, that many people without dementia cannot do,” said Gayatri Devi, the neurologist who diagnosed Bennett. “He really is the symbol of hope for someone with a cognitive disorder.”
Gaga and Bennett first teamed up on their collaborative 2014 album Cheek to Cheek, where together they tackled classics from the Great American Songbook. The album was so successful that they began working on the follow-up in 2018. They’ll be previewing songs from that album this summer at Radio City Music Hall, during what will surely be can’t miss events.