GRAMMY AWARD-WINNER TONY BENNETT RETURNS TO MINNEAPOLIS AT THE STATE THEATRE ON THURSDAY, MAY 10

December 11, 2017

Also performing as a special guest, Tony Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett

MINNEAPOLIS—Hennepin Theatre Trust proudly presents the return of TONY BENNET, the 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spaces over six decades for one night only at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett, will be performing as a special guest. The New York Times proclaims “we aren’t likely to see a recording career like this again” and New York Magazine raves “his voice is still a technical marvel.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave.), charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.

DAY DATE TIME VENUE TICKET PRICES
Thursday May 10 7:30 p.m. State Theatre $74.50, $84.50, $130

All pricing includes a Building Restoration Fee of $4.00.

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 more than 60 years, includes 19 Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. 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, Bennett is a vital musical artist at the peak of his powers.

Tony Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett has been touring with her father and will open the performance with a collection of jazz/pop standards. Ms. Bennett is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

 Having celebrated his 90th birthday in August 2016, the milestone was marked by the presentation of “TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90: The Best is Yet To Come” a two-hour prime time special. A companion CD of the same name was released simultaneously. Last fall also saw the release of Bennett’s fifth book, JUST GETTING STARTED, which he co-authored with journalist Scott Simon.

Bennett’s 85th birthday in 2011 marked the release of “Duets II” and made music history by making Bennett 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 Bennett’s son and manager Danny Bennett. Bennett also authored his fourth book, LIFE IS A GIFT, released in 2012 and entered the NY Times Best Seller list.

In 2014, Bennett released a collaborative album with Lady Gaga, CHEEK TO CHEEK featuring these two legendary artists performing jazz standards. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album charts making Bennett the oldest musical artist, at the age of 88, to have an album top the Billboard 200 and won the Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Pop Album category. Bennett is a Kennedy Center Honoree, an NEA Jazz Master and a recipient of the United Nation’s Humanitarian and Citizen of the World honors.

Celebrating his 90th birthday in August 2016, the milestone was marked by the presentation of TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90: The Best is Yet To Come a two-hour prime time special that aired in December.  A companion CD of the same name was released simultaneously.  Last fall also saw the release of Bennett’s fifth book, JUST GETTING STARTED, which he co-authored with journalist Scott Simon.

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, he 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, he established the charitable organization, Exploring The Arts (ETA) to support arts education in public high schools. Bennett founded Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a NYC public high school in his hometown of Astoria, Queens and ETA now supports 37 public high schools throughout New York City and Los Angeles.

Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts by bringing together people, businesses and organizations in WeDo™, the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District. We serve the community through our three historic theatres – the Orpheum, State and Pantages – and our unique arts, culture and education programs. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.