The ageless Tony Bennett is at it again.
Two weeks after turning 93, the iconic jazz crooner is coming back to Tampa Bay for what will be his 11th local performance since turning 80. He’ll perform at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Dec. 5. Tickets are $70 and up, and they go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
The 19-time Grammy winner is not calling this a farewell tour, and why should he? He’s still playing numerous dates a year, and last year he released Love Is Here to Stay, a duets album with Diana Krall. There is every reason to think he’ll be back here at 94, and 95, and 96, and so on. Then again … you never really know, do you?
Either way, a Bennett performance is a delight to behold no matter when you see him, as we found in 2017. So if you’ve missed out so far — and he really has given you plenty of opportunities — this is your chance to do it right.