Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) announcedtoday that legendary recording artist Tony Bennett will sit down for an intimate Q&A session with an audience of SiriusXM listeners, moderated by Alec Baldwin, at the SiriusXM studios in New York City as part of its "Town Hall" series.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Tony Bennett," which will take place on Wednesday, February 13, will air on Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14, on Siriusly Sinatra, channel 71, at 9:00 am ET and 4:00 pm ET; and SiriusXM Stars, channel 107, at 11:00 am ET. For rebroadcast times, please visit www.siriusxm.com/townhall.
"I am a big fan of SiriusXM and the Siriusly Sinatra channel so am thrilled to have a 'Town Hall' special airing on Valentine's Day; and I always enjoy the opportunity to spend time with Alec Baldwin," said Tony Bennett. "I am looking forward to answering fan questions and meeting the winners."
"We are honored to have our first opportunity to feature a special event with Tony Bennett, one of America's true great artists, and a performer who continues to entertain audiences today around the world. His appeal is timeless and spans all generations sowe expect this 'Town Hall'will be of great interest to all of our listeners.He'll be in good hands with Alec Baldwin, who we also welcome for the first time to the 'Town Hall' series and we know this will be an engaging and fascinating presentation of conversation and Tony's music," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "This combination of pop culture stars is what the 'Town Hall' series is all about: creating great, unpredictable entertainment in a forum where fans get to meet stars and icons in person."
Moderated by Baldwin, the "Town Hall" special will include the 17-time Grammy winner Tony Bennett answeringa variety of questions from the studio audience about his legendary career.
Bennett has enjoyed an unprecedented career that continues to thrive. His entire musical legacy is now completely remastered and digitized and available on iTunes, containing his Columbia Records singles, outtakes, rarities and more. Upon the release of the most extensive box set collection released by Sony Legacy, TONY BENNETT: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, The New York Times noted, "We aren't likely to see a recording career like this again." Please visit www.tonybennett.com/sirius to learn more.
The special is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, intimate gatherings with iconic musicians, entertainers and figures and a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous "SiriusXM Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty,Taylor Swift,Jason Aldean,Aerosmith, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Roger Waters,GreggAllman, Linkin Park, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Ziggy Marleyand the surviving members of Nirvana.
SiriusXM listeners will have the chance to attend "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Tony Bennett"on February 13. Listen to Siriusly Sinatra or visit www.siriusxm.com/townhallfor Official Rules and details beginning Wednesday, February 6 at 5:00 pm ET. SiriusXM listeners are also invited to submit a question for Tony Bennett on Twitter by 5:00 pm ET on Tuesday, February 12 by Tweeting @SiriusXM and using the hashtag #SXMTownHall or posting a question on SiriusXM's Facebook page.
After the broadcast, "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Tony Bennett" will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via theSiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online atsiriusxm.com. Visitwww.siriusxm.com/ondemandfor more info on SiriusXM On Demand.