Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco, but he'll celebrate his 85th birthday with a concert and a plug for his latest CD from HSN's studios in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The crooner will perform a live one-hour concert on HSN on Sept. 10, which is 10 days before Duets II becomes available in the U.S. The 17-song compilation CD features Bennett singing alongside top talent like Faith Hill on "The Way You Look Tonight"; Lady Gaga on "The Lady is a Tramp"; Michael Buble on "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"; Carrie Underwood on "It Had to be You"; and Andrea Bocelli on "Stranger in Paradise."
Other musicians joining the 15-time Grammy-winner Bennett on the CD include Mariah Carey, Natalie Cole, Sheryl Crow, Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban, Norah Jones, k.d.lang, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah, Alejandro Sanz and the late Amy Winehouse.
HSN customers will have the opportunity to order a special exclusive two-disc bundle comprising Duets II and a bonus disk which will be available on-air at HSN, through hsn.com and via HSN Mobile for $14.95. An exclusive pair of Koss Stereophones will also be available to HSN customers for $149.99.
Bennett fans can also go to www.hsn.com, keyword: Tony Bennett to send birthday well wishes to Tony and view special content and videos leading up to his HSN debut.
"HSN is continuing to keep HSN current and relevant while entertaining our customers is a core component of our entertainment strategy," Sandy Conrad, senior vice president of merchandising for HSN in a statement. "Welcoming Tony Bennett for the launch of his new Duets II CD collection gives us the chance to provide our customers an exclusive opportunity to connect with one of the world's greatest talents."
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