Tony Bennett adds Newport concert

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Tony Bennett has announced plans for a summertime return to Rhode Island. As part of the Newport Sunset Music Series, the legendary singer will perform at the Newport Yachting Center on Wednesday, August 28. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $40.50 to $100.50, will go on sale Thursday at noon through Ticketmaster.

Bennett, 86, released a new album titled Viva Duets in October. The album, which debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200, is the third installment in his duets themed project following Duets (2006) and Duets II (2011). Featuring many top names in Latin music, Viva Duets finds Bennett performing his greatest hits with a celebrated roster of artists including Marc Anthony, Miguel Bose, Robert Carlos, Ana Carolina, Chayanne, Franco DeVita, Gloria Estefan, Vicente Fernandez, Maria Gadu, Juan Luis Guerra, Dani Martin, Romeo Santos, Thalia and Vicentico. The album features performances in English, Spanish and Portuguese with artists representing eight countries and three continents.

In May, Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962 was released. The album captures the complete joint performance from Bennett and Dave Brubeck at the White House Seminar American Jazz Concert on August 28, 1962.

Last November, Bennett released a memoir titled “Life is a Gift: The Zen of Bennett”.

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