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Billy Joel Tour
The "Piano Man" himself is making various stops in select cities this year. Billy Joel will be performing in locations ranging from San Diego's Petco Park to NYC's Madison Square Garden where Joel will be settling in for a slew of New York City performances. Billy Joel had a very busy 2015 concert season, playing across the U.S. from NY to California, which is impressive considering the Billy Joel In Concert tour began in 2014. Billy Joel tickets are in high demand and It looks like the powerhouse musician has no intention of slowing down in 2016. The legendary musician puts on a one-of-a-kind show, so don't pass up a chance for Billy Joel concert tickets today!
About Billy Joel
The iconic piano rock star, Billy Joel, started playing music at the very young age of four. Who knew at that age sold out Billy Joel concerts would greet him on every stop. It’s claimed that following the famous performance by the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show he dropped out of high school to pursue a music career. By that point, Joel was a very talented musician and had been a member of three bands. While he may have been a talented musician, he was certainly not the rock star he envisioned himself to be. He left his hometown area of Long Island following a dismal release of his first album, Cold Spring Harbor, for Los Angeles where he performed in various lounges and bars. These experiences would soon give him the inspiration to write "Piano Man", which portrayed the piano performer as a shepherd for the downtrodden imbibers to better times. If you happened to catch a Billy Joel concert ticket then, you're probably still telling that story! Eventually, a recording of "Captain Jack" made its way to music executives at Columbia Records, who insisted Joel sign with them in 1973.
However, it would be the 80s and 90s that would fortify Joel’s place in music’s history. His albums Glass Houses, The Nylon Curtain, An Innocent Man, We Didn’t Start the Fire, and River of Dreams would all be nominated for Grammys throughout the 80s and into the early 90s. All these nominations alluded to the awards that were to come for Joel. In 1991 he received a Grammy Legend award, in 1994 he received the Billboard Century Award, and in 1999 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The meteoric rise was not without its pitfalls. He divorced supermodel wife, Christie Brinkley, in 1994 after nine years of marriage and through a variety of personal problems, developed an alcohol-abuse problem. His ex-wife, Brinklie, and their 16-year-old daughter, Alexa, would later persuade him to receive help for his substance abuse problem in 2002 following a car accident in East Hampton, Connecticut. Divorces would not be his only setbacks. In 1989, Joel caught on to some shady activities regarding his finances and his ex-brother-in-law, Frank Weber. What ensued was a $90 million lawsuit that would also involve his own former attorney as well.
In concert, Billy Joel is reaching deep into his catalog for the songs you'll hear on his 2015 tour. And what a catalog he has! Hear the Piano Man play your favorites, from "New York State of Mind" to "Allentown." Get your Billy Joel tickets today!
Billy Joel 2016 Tour Set List
Individual concerts on the tour vary, of course, but here's the set list from Billy Joel's recent San Francisco appearance:
Big Shot My Life San Francisco (Gus Kahn Cover) San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) Vienna Zanzibar An Innocent Man Say Goodbye to Hollywood White Rabbit The Entertainer The Downeaster Alexa Allentown Susie Q The Magnificent Seven The Ballad of Billy the Kid I Left My Heart in San Francisco New York State of Mind Dance to the Music No Man's Land California Dreamin' (The Mamas & the Papas cover) Piece of My Heart (Janis Joplin cover) Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) Black Magic Woman (Fleetwood Mac cover) Keeping the Faith Sometimes a Fantasy Don't Ask Me Why She's Always a Woman We Didn't Start the Fire The River of Dreams Scenes From an Italian Restaurant Piano Man Uptown Girl It's Still Rock and Roll to Me You May Be Right / Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin cover)
Billy Joel Discography
January 2013 She's Got a Way: Love Songs November 2011 Billy Joel: The Complete Albums Collection November 2011 Piano Man (Legacy Edition) March 2011 Billy Joel Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert November 2010 The Hits July 2008 The Stranger (30th Anniversary Edition) July 2008 The Stranger (2 CD + 1 DVD Box Set) February 2007 All My Life June 2006 12 Gardens Live November 2005 My Lives October 2003 Movin' Out (Original Cast Recording) October 2001 The Essential Billy Joel September 2001 Opus 1-10 Fantasies & Delusions May 2000 2000 Years - The Millenium Concert October 1997 The Complete Hits Collection: 1973-1997 Limited Edition August 1997 Greatest Hits Volume III August 1993 River of Dreams Feb 2007 All My Life October 1989 Storm Front October 1987 Kohuept July 1986 The Bridge September 1985 Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II August 1983 An Innocent Man September 1982 The Nylon Curtain September 1981 Songs in the Attic March 1980 Glass Houses October 1978 52nd Street September 1977 The Stranger May 1976 Turnstiles October 1974 Streetlife Serenade November 1973 Piano Man November 1971 Cold Spring Harbor