EXCLUSIVE (c2014 Showbiz411) It’s been delayed a couple of times. But that doesn’t mean anything’s wrong. Just timing. But the legend of legends Tony Bennett tells me that his jazz duets album with Lady Gaga will be released in September.
Bennett and daughter Joanna, founder of the First Time Film Festival, were guests of Kevin Spacey at last night’s annual dinner for the Museum of the Moving Image.
Tony told me the album, still called “Cheek to Cheek,” will hit stores or downloading systems, or whatever in September. The album will absolutely make the Grammy Awards deadline of September 30th. Expect to see Tony and Gaga everywhere as the new fall TV season hits.
“Cheek to Cheek” was supposed to come out this past January. Then it got pushed to March. But frankly, they had to wait until Gaga’s ARTPOP album and coming tour were out of the way. By September, ARTPOP, for better or worse, will be in the rearview mirror.
“Wait til you hear her voice,” Tony told me of Gaga last night. “She’s a real singer.”
The great crooner, still in his prime, will turn 88 years young in August. Is he on tour? “We’re always doin’ our thing,” he affirmed. He ain’t kidding! I just looked it up: Tony has at least 16 big dates scheduled between now and mid-summer. And there are more being added every day!