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Tony Bennett turns 95 and celebrates with big news about final album with Lady Gaga

It’s Tony Bennett’s ninety fifth birthday, and he’s celebrating with Girl Gaga’s announcement of their second album of duets.

“The day we launched ‘Cheek To Cheek’ in 2014, @itstonybennett referred to as me and requested me if I wished to file one other album with him, this time celebrating the songs of Cole Porter. I’m all the time honored to sing with my pal Tony, so after all I accepted the invitation,” Gaga tweeted Tuesday.

“In the present day, I’m so excited to announce that our new album ‘Love For Sale’ might be launched October 1,” she continued in a second tweet, which included an audio clip. “You possibly can pre-order the album and hearken to our first single ‘I Get A Kick Out Of You’ in all places now!”

“Love for Sale” was recorded by Bennett and Gaga over the course of two years. The discharge is being billed as Bennett’s final after the revelation earlier this 12 months that he was recognized with Alzheimer’s illness in 2016.

In February, AARP the Magazine reported that in contrast to some Alzheimer’s sufferers, Bennett may nonetheless acknowledge family and friends members, didn’t wander from house and had not demonstrated indicators of terror, rage or melancholy typically prompted by the debilitating illness.

He struggled to determine on a regular basis objects, nonetheless, and when recording his upcoming album with Girl Gaga from 2018 to 2020, he had misplaced his vigor and consciousness within the studio.

“There’s lots about him that I miss,” his spouse, Susan Benedetto — that’s Bennett’s authorized final title, by the way in which — mentioned within the AARP article. “As a result of he’s not the outdated Tony anymore. … However when he sings, he’s the outdated Tony.”

Regardless of all that, Bennett and his protégé will carry out collectively Tuesday and Thursday at New York’s Radio Metropolis Music Corridor. The almost sold-out exhibits are titled “One Final Time: An Night With Tony Bennett & Girl Gaga.” He additionally has a few solo exhibits deliberate for September and October.

Bennett’s Twitter account rounded up birthday needs Tuesday from the likes of Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Cyndi Lauper, U2’s Bono and the Edge, the Pointer Sisters, Billy Joel, Keith Richards and Paul McCartney and Katie Couric, who posted video of herself enjoying “I Get a Kick Out of You” for Bennett in 2016.

“God gave you an amazing, nice reward, and you actually have put it to good use,” Baldwin said in his blissful birthday video.

Occasions workers author Christi Carras contributed to this report.



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