Lady Gaga and Tony Bennet Coming to Vancouver: Tickets on sale now

Promotional photo from Wikipedia

Promotional photo from Wikipedia

Two of the biggest music stars on the planet – whose ages happen to differ by more than 60 years – are all set to go cheek-to-cheek in Vancouver.

Tony Bennet and Lady Gaga will be rolling into Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre May 25 and May 26 as part of their much talked-about Cheek to Cheek concert tour.  Tickets (from $94-$275) are on sale now via Northern Tickets.

The special performances will highlight tracks from the pair’s Billboard-topping album Cheek to Cheek, released back in September. The album features 88-year-old Bennet and 28-year-old Lady Gaga crooning away to jazz standards.  The unlikely chemistry between the two artists comes through in classic duets including title track Cheek to Cheek, But Beautiful and I Won’t Dance.  Each artist also has a solo number on the album.

The fact that Vancouver is a stop on their tour is, in itself, pretty amazing.  

Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi | Wikimedia Commons

Other venues include Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, a special post-Grammy performance in Los Angeles’ Wiltern theatre and a gala New Year’s Eve show in Vegas.

The shows are the “banner event” to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Vancouver’s own Coastal Jazz, a group dedicated to bringing top-notch live music to the city.  Coastal Jazz is best known for putting on the annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, which draws more than a half-million people to hundreds of shows during the summer.

In honour of its big birthday, the group is expanding this year’s festival, which runs June 19-July 1. Plans call for more free live music on the Georgia Stage at the Vancouver Art Gallery, as well as additional ticketed programming at the Vogue and Orpheum Theatres. Confirmed acts for 2015 include Snarky Puppy, Pink Martini, The Bad Plus and Joshua Redman, Naturally 7 and the Fred Hersch Trio.

Photo credit: Tom Beetz | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Tom Beetz | Wikimedia Commons

Coastal Jazz is also rolling out two new year-round concert series for music lovers. The Bright Moments Series (from January-March) highlights truly innovative, envelope-pushing and experimental jazz in a series of five concerts. Acts include Food with Thomas Stronen and Iain Ballamy and Lee Konitz and Dan Tepfer. Meanwhile the Cellar Jazz Series (from January-March) puts the spotlight on mainstream, internationally renowned acts in a series of four performances.  Performers include Tim Tamashiro and The Tilden Webb Trio, as well as the Nightcrawlers featuring Dawn Pemberton and Jim Byrnes.

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One Response to Lady Gaga and Tony Bennet Coming to Vancouver: Tickets on sale now

  1. I’ll take Lady GaGa