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Tony Bennett cancels two California concerts while recovering from virus

Tony Bennett is shown during his 2017 Bayside Summer Nights concert in San Diego.
Tony Bennett is shown during his 2017 Bayside Summer Nights concert in San Diego.
(Photo by Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)

The 93-year-old singing legend has been advised not to travel for the next two weeks, in order to ensure his full recuperation

Vocal legend Tony Bennett has canceled two upcoming Southern California concerts, under the advice of his doctor, in order to fully recuperate from a virus.

The 93-year-old singer and 18-time Grammy Award winner was scheduled to perform Sept. 14 at the San Diego Civic Theatre and Sept. 17 at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara. Both those dates have been canceled. Tickets can be refunded at point of purchase.

The cancellation of the two Southern California shows follows the Wednesday announcement that his Sept. 10 concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland had also been canceled. His concert scheduled for Saturday in Seattle has also been canceled.

Bennett has been advised not to travel for the next two weeks, according to a representative for Nederlander Concerts, the promoter of his San Diego and Santa Barbara concerts. His Sept. 25, 27 and 28 shows at The Venetian in Las Vegas are scheduled to take place as planned, according to Bennett’s longtime New York publicist.

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In a late August Union-Tribune interview, which will be published Sunday, Bennett said he works out three times a week, eats well and has no intention of retiring.

“As I have gotten into my 80s and 90s,” he said, “people just say to me: ‘Tony, keep on going!’ So I am going to try to do that for as long as possible.”


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