Tony Bennett is one of the most famous voices in music history. He is a living legend and most famous for his pop, show tunes and jazz music stylings. He is a unique talent that has had a career that has spanned decades. He still tours and captivates audiences around the world. At his shows, you can expect to hear classics like:
- “Because of You,”
- “Rags to Riches,”
- “The Beat of My Heart,”
- “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”
- And many more
Tony Bennett will be coming to the Niagara Falls Fallsview Casino this October (15th & 16th) for two shows hosted within the confines of the 1500 seat, intimate, Avalon Theatre Ballroom.
Tony’s Early Career
Tony Bennett got his start in the music industry after being drafted into the army during World War II. He was stationed in Germany and France and even spent time in the front lines. He sang in the army band and decided to pursue his music career even after being traumatized by the war. Pearl Bailey was one of the first to recognize Bennett’s talent and got him a spot on the Bob Hope Show. It was on the road with Bob Hope that Bennett was offered his first record deal.
Becoming His Own Man
Tony Bennett was warned early on to not imitate Frank Sinatra. He decided to be more of a crooner with his vocals and chose to sing ballads. The first big hit that Tony Bennett sang was “Because of You.” This song even shot to number one on the charts in 1951. The hits just started rolling from there and included “Stranger in Paradise” and “In the Middle of an Island.”
Struggle and Turnaround
After his early success, Bennett struggled to find his footing in the musical landscape for some years in the early 1980’s. Bennett was able to revive his career in the late 1980’s by gearing his music toward a younger audience. Many younger music fans had glossed over Tony, and his hits songs. Upon these new fans became exposed to his world class performances, his popularity soared and he began to move into his current status-- icon.
Tony Bennett has had much success over the years and many hits due to his dedication and love for music. He never officially retired and even though he is in his late 80’s, Bennett still tours the country entertaining audiences. His soulful voice and unique songs are what fans come to see in concert. It really is a once in a lifetime experience to see Tony Bennett perform his greatest hits live. His hit songs are still classics and known by music lovers all around the globe.
Tickets are going fast for this rare chance to see Tony in an intimate setting. Create the perfect evening by combining a Tony Bennett concert with the #1 rated Fallsview Hotel, the romantic Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa: