Tony Bennett's concert May 25 at the Peoria Civic Center Theater should be one for the ages. Or at least one for the aged.
The 92-year-old crooner is to take the theater stage for a show that's to begin at 8 p.m. the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, the Civic Center announced Monday morning on its Facebook page.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday at Ticketmaster.com. As of Monday morning, prices were not available.
Also as of Monday morning, the Peoria show was not listed on Bennett's website. There were eight others listed so far for 2019, including a two-show swing later this month in west Texas.
Bennett also is scheduled to perform May 8 in suburban Indianapolis. His last performance in Peoria appears to have taken place in 1996, also at the Civic Center Theater.
By any standard, Bennett's 74-year career has been extraordinary. Much of that career has been spent performing traditional pop standards, but Bennett also sings jazz, show tunes and big-band numbers.
His hits include "Because of You," "Rags to Riches" and his signature tune, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."
Bennett's career tailed in the late 1960s and '70s. But in the 1980s and '90s, Bennett staged a major comeback, as younger audiences discovered his repertoire.
In more recent years, Bennett has worked with modern musicians who run the gamut — everybody from Diana Krall to Lady Gaga to the late Amy Winehouse.
Bennett has won 19 Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, sold more than 50 million records and is a Kennedy Center Honoree. He appeared Sunday night in Los Angeles at the most recent Grammy Awards ceremony.