Bennett Enlists Wonder, Crow

By | June 14, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

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