AMERICAN crooner Tony Bennett, who turns 88 on August 3, will play York Barbican on September 7.

The New York swing singer will perform seven decades of hits in his 8pm show, the only Yorkshire date of a mini-tour that will take him to London’s Royal Festival Hall on September 4 and 5, Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on September 9 and Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on September 11.

Earlier this month, Bennett surprised his audience at the Montreal Jazz Festival by welcoming Lady Gaga to the stage for “a few special songs”.

Tickets for his York concert – minus Lady G – are on sale at £45 to £75 on 0844 854 2757 or at