August 2, 2016


Lady Gaga, Billy Joel Set for Tony Bennett’s 90th Birthday Special

Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS
Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS

Tony Bennett is turning 90 years old tomorrow (Aug. 3), which is certainly a cause for celebration. NBC agrees. That’s why they’re airing a special for Pretty Tony, set (oddly) to air in December!

Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come will include a performance by his Cheek To Cheek collaborator Lady Gaga, as well as Stevie WonderBilly JoelElton JohnAretha Franklin, Michael Bublé and Bennett himself. Alec Baldwin, John Travolta, Kevin Spacey and Bruce Willis will also appear on the special, which airs Dec. 20 on NBC.

“I turn 90 tomorrow [Aug. 3] and feel like I’m just getting started and look forward to each day,” says Bennett in a statement. “I have loved performing for the public and sharing the music I love with the world. It’s a thrill to have NBC air a special in honor of my birthday and to have so many wonderful artists that I have worked with and admire participate.”

Gaga recently covered the Beatles and Neil Young at a DNC Event in Philadelphia; click here to watch.