Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Team Up for More Live Shows in 2015
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have added more live shows for 2015, Billboard has learned. In addition to two previously announced shows in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Gaga and Bennett will perform together at the Hollywood Bowl on May 30; the Royal Albert Hall in London on June 8; and Radio City Music Hall in New York City June 19. The performances are in support of their chart-topping jazz collaboration Cheek To Cheek, and a press release announcing the dates is expected Monday.
As previously announced, Gaga and Bennett will perform a sold-out show on New Year's Eve at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, and a post-Grammy gig set for the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 8 sold out in minutes. All of these shows will be promoted by Live Nation's Global Touring division. Beyond that, Gaga and Bennett will headline as many as a dozen jazz festivals in 2015, according to a source.
Meanwhile, Gaga wraps her global ArtRave: the ARTPOP Ball tour Nov. 24 in Paris. The tour, also produced by Live Nation Global Touring, is projected to gross about $86 million from 78 shows, which would make it one of the highest-grossing tours of 2014.