Tony Bennett is celebrating his 90th birthday in a huge way, with a star-studded concert event. The special Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come airs tonight and we’ve got all the information on who’s performing at the show, what time it broadcasts, what channel to watch and everything you can expect to see. Read on below.
AIR DATE: December 20, 2016
SHOW TIME: 9 – 11 p.m. ET/PT
TV CHANNEL: NBC – Check with your local TV provider (ie. FIOS, Optimum, Time Warner) to find out what channel NBC is in your area. You can also use the NBC channel finder to look for your local stations by clicking here.
HOST: Alec Baldwin
PERFORMERS: Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Billy Joel, Elton John, Diana Krall, k.d. lang, Leslie Odom, Jr., Kevin Spacey, Stevie Wonder, Rufus Wainwright and Tony Bennett.
ADDITIONAL CELEBRITY APPEARANCES: Garth Brooks, Steve Buscemi, Celine Dion, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, Robert De Niro, Don Rickles, Wynton Marsalis, Paul McCartney, John McEnroe, Miss Piggy, Regis Philbin, Keith Richards, Homer Simpson, Carrie Underwood, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey and Trisha Yearwood.
SOUNDTRACK: A CD titled “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90,” features musical performances from the broadcast and there is a deluxe 3-CD package which includes a companion CD plus two additional CDs, which have rare and never before released archival studio, as well as live Tony Bennett recordings. This is available exclusively on Amazon. Click here to check it out.
OFFICIAL NBC DESCRIPTION: NBC will commemorate the 90th birthday of one of America’s most treasured musical icons, Tony Bennett … The program is hosted by Alec Baldwin and includes performances from music’s leading artists and special birthday tributes to Bennett. In addition, there will be “retrospective segments featuring Bennett’s personal reflections on his extraordinary life and career highlighted with archival footage and photos.”
SHOW LOCATION: The special was taped at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in September 2016.