Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, k.d. lang and Diana Krall will make guest appearances on Tony Bennett’s next album, Playing With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues, which is due this fall.
The album will be Bennett’s first since 1999’s Grammy-winning Duke Ellington tribute, Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot and Cool.
The seemingly ageless Bennett will launch a twenty-two-date U.S. tour with lang on July 25th in Portland, Maine. While on tour, the crooner will also celebrate his seventy-fifth birthday (August 3rd).
As for lang, her popular appearance on A&E Live by Request, a show developed by Bennett with his son/manager Danny Bennett, will be released as a CD, DVD and VHS on August 14th.
Tony Bennett/K.D. Lang Tour Dates:
- July 25 – Portland, ME, Cumberland Civic Center
- July 27 – Columbus, OH, Polaris Amphitheater
- July 29 – Sterling Heights, MI, Freedom Hill Amphitheater
- July 31 – Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
- August 3 – Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
- August 4 – Greenville, SC, Pepsi Pavilion – Bi-Lo Center
- August 5 – Raleigh, NC, Alltel Pavilion – Walnut Creek
- August 7 – Houston, Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion
- August 9 – Indianapolis, Verizon Wireless Music Center
- August 21 – Montreal, Molson Centre
- August 22 – Camden, NJ, Tweeter Center
- August 24 – Candaigua, NY, Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center
- August 25 – Scranton, PA, Coors Light Amphitheater
- August 26 – Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
- August 29 – Durham, NH, Whittemore Center Arena
- August 30 – Boston, Fleet Boston Pavilion
- August 31 – Wallingford, CT, Oakdale Theatre
- September 8 – Minneapolis, Target Center
- September 9 – Kansas City, Starlight Theatre
- September 11 – Denver, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
- September 13 – Concord, CA, Chronicle Pavilion
- September 15 – Los Angeles, Greek Theatre, CA
- September 29 – New York, Radio City Music Hall