These Were Tony Bennett’s Last 3 Michigan Appearances With 2 in West Michigan
Legendary singer Tony Bennett has died at the age of 96 but leaves behind a legacy of great music. These were Bennett's last performances in Michigan.
Tony Bennette 1926 - 2023
Born Anthony Dominick Benedetto on August 3, 1926, professionally known as Tony Bennett unfortunately passed away on July 21, 2023, in his hometown of New York.
Bennett was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease back in 2016 although no cause of death has been announced.
Bennett won 20 Grammy Awards and sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Bennett was best known for his melodic, jazz-influenced phrasing, and simple interpretations of musical standards with songs like I Left My Heart in San Francisco, The Good Life, Rags to Riches, Stranger in Paradise, Fly Me to the Moon, Who Can I Turn to (When Nobody Needs Me) and so many more. Legendary Frank Sinatra once said, "For my money, Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business. He excites me when I watch him."
Here Are Tony Bennett's Last 3 Performances in Michigan
In 2015, Tony Bennetts graced the stage at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids during the summer concert series. Bennett performed the Meijer Gardens' 20th-anniversary concert at the age of 88. That was a heck of a way to celebrate Meijer Gardens' 20th birthday.
On May 8, 2018, 91-year-old Tony Bennett brought his smooth melodies to DeVos Performance Hall. Bennett performed 23 songs filled with all his classics and closed out his performance with Fly Me to the Moon and received a standing ovation.
Bennette took his final Michigan bow at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on May 23, 2019. Bennett wowed the Detroit audience with 21 of his classic songs selected from his more than 70 albums.