Sonic Reducers | Tony, Tony, Tony

Tony Bennett is retiring from touring? We have something to say about that.

It’s been an eventful summer for Tony Bennett. After revealing he has Alzheimer’s, the legendary crooner performed with old pal Lady Gaga at Radio City Music Hall — where I attended his 90th birthday bash back in 2016 — and revealed they’re making another duets album. Then he cancelled his upcoming tour and announced that he was retiring from the road due to doctor’s orders. That truly is the end of an era. And more than enough for fellow fan Eric Alper and I to deal with in today’s Sonic Reducers segment. Tune in as we discuss Tony’s retirement, examine his eight-decade career’s ups and downs, and wonder if can be happy padding around the house watching soap operas. Sonic Reducers. One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.