Tony Bennett Returns to DPAC For Special Valentine's Night Out February 11
(Durham, NC) – DPAC proudly welcomes back Tony Bennett, the 17-time Grammy®-winning singer whose career in popular music has spanned over six decades on February 11, 2015 at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center. His previous concert at DPAC on February 1, 2013 was a sellout.
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 27 at 10 a.m.:
• Online at DPACnc.com
• DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
• Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
Friends of DPAC members may place their orders starting June 25. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at http://www.dpacnc.com/fod.
“Fans of all ages are in for a special evening with Tony Bennett. In celebration of his legendary career, guests will experience numerous timeless classics performed live from the DPAC stage. Our theatre creates the ideal setting for a night out with your Valentine to enjoy the best that music has to offer,” said Emily McLoughlin, Marketing Director for Concerts and Comedy at DPAC.
With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, spanning over 60 years, includes seventeen Grammy® Awards, including the prestigious Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award, making this artist a true international treasure. His signature tunes, such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” form part of the fabric of American music culture. Often billed as the world’s most boyish octogenarian, Tony Bennett is a vital musical artist at the peak of his powers.
Sony Legacy just released Tony Bennett: The Classics which showcases a compilation of selections from Tony’s recent series of Duets CDs as well as solo versions of many catalog favorites.
Tony Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett has been touring with her father and will open the performance with a collection of jazz/pop standards. Antonia Bennett is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music.
Tony Bennett celebrated his 85th birthday in 2011 with the release of Duets II and made music history by making Tony the oldest artist to ever have a #1 CD on the Billboard album charts. Duets II, followed up Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic CD, released in 2006. 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the singer’s signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” as well as the release of a new documentary film, The Zen of Bennett created and conceived by Tony’s son and manager Danny Bennett. Bennett also released his fourth book, Life is a Gift in 2012 and entered the NY Times Best Seller list.
Tony Bennett is also a talented painter. He has exhibited his work in galleries around the world, and three of his original paintings are part of the permanent collection in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.
Throughout his career, Tony Bennett has put his heart and time into supporting humanitarian concerns and joined with Dr. Martin Luther King in the historic Selma march in 1965. His many charitable works include raising millions towards Diabetes, and lending his artwork to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. In 2007, he was honored by the United Nations. Together with his wife Susan, Tony Bennett established the charitable organization, Exploring The Arts (ETA) to support arts education in public high schools. Tony founded the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a NYC public high school in his hometown of Astoria, Queens and ETA now supports 14 additional NYC public high schools throughout New York City and just expanded to support three public arts high schools in Los Angeles.
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Since its opening in 2008, DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, has become the center for live entertainment in the Triangle. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed four times in the top 10 in Pollstar magazine’s annual worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #4 ranked theater in the U.S.
What is up next at DPAC? The AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL 80th Anniversary Season (June-July), the Top 10 Finalists from Season XIII in AMERICAN IDOL LIVE (July 13), and American pop legend with 19 Top-Ten Hits FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS(August 9).