Billy Joel Tour News and Updates
9/17/14 - Billy Joel tickets for his September show at Madison Square Garden have dropped back down in price, and now sit at a $141 minimum (9/17). The crooner recently debuted a duet with Barbra Streisand, from her highly anticipated new album Partners
. The New Yorkers paired up to sing “New York State of Mind”—a fitting song for the Long Island and Brooklyn natives. You can hear the song when Streisand releases her record on Sept. 16, or hear it in person one day later with Billy Joel tickets!
8/29/14 - Billy Joel is used to receiving honors for his work, but this latest distinction may be one of his most special yet. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), has selected Joel—among fellow consummate musicians Stevie Wonder, Joan Baez, Stephen Sondheim and Garth Brooks—to receive the Centennial Award in celebration of ASCAP’s 100th anniversary. The Piano Man will receive his accolade on November 17 at a gala in New York, which falls about one week before his November 25 performance at Madison Square Garden. Billy Joel tickets for his 11/25 MSG performance start at $149 in the 200 Level.
8/22/14 – Billy Joel’s September concert at Madison Square Garden have jumped up in price, just about $10—from a $143 to $152 minimum. These shows have been met with stellar reviews and Joel frequently lines up a surprise for concertgoers, whether it’s a duet with Boyz II Men, a serenade to ex-wife Christie Brinkley or a birthday bash on stage. This consummate entertainer is always in high demand, so make the most of these dog days of summer and lock in Billy Joel tickets today!
8/13/14 – Always a charmer, Billy Joel surprised fans—and his ex-wife—when he serenaded Christie Brinkley last week to the tune of “Uptown Girl.” The exes have remained friends over the years, and Joel paid tribute to front-row fan Brinkley, who was also the subject of his chart-topping hit’s 1983 music video. Buy Billy Joel tickets for his monthly concert series at MSG to catch raw moments like these! The get-in price for the September 2014 edition stands at $143 for 400 Level seats.
8/7/14 – Were you one of the lucky fans to score Billy Joel tickets and see the Piano Man on his baseball stadium tour? Joel wrapped up his summer run with last week’s Aug. 2 Citizens Bank Park concert in Philadelphia, featuring homegrown group Boyz II Men. Don't worry, you can still see the Piano Man during his Madison Square Garden residency. Buy Billy Joel tickets for tonight’s show in New York for a minimum of $274 in the Balcony.
7/10/14 – No stranger to the highest of accolades, Billy Joel will now be receiving an award that will undoubtedly be among the most cherished of his career. The Library of Congress is awarding Joel the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song; a lifetime achievement honor granted to songwriters whose work embodies “the standard of excellence associated with George and Ira Gershwin.” In fitting coincidence, the “Piano Man” played our nation’s capital over the weekend, in front of a sold-out crowd at Nationals Park. The legendary singer will play Citizens Bank Park this Saturday, and tickets are still available for a $129 get-in price in the Terrace Deck.
7/21/14 – Not that we needed any confirmation, but Billy Joel has been voted king of Long Island! The Piano Man won Newsday’s “That’s SO Long Island” competition, which set foods, attractions, celebrities and more against each other, leaving it all up to a public vote. Billy Joel beat out icons like Jones Beach Theatre, bagels and Billy Crystal to take the crown. Lock down Billy Joel tickets and see the Oyster Bay legend when he returns to New York on Aug. 7; get-in for $148 in the 200 Level.
7/17/14 – Want to see the Piano Man on the road this month? Billy Joel tickets for his upcoming show at Wrigley Field are the cheapest you can purchase! This Friday (7/18), Joel will play the legendary Chicago venue and the get-in price is $51. Although there was speculation of a cancellation after Joel’s mother, and inspiration behind “Rosalinda’s Eyes,” passed away last week, the Chicago show will continue as scheduled. Billy Joel will travel to Washington, DC (7/26) and Philadelphia (8/2) before returning to New York City in August to resume his Madison Square Garden residency.
7/11/14 - Billy Joel is battling Billy Crystal to be crowned king of Long Island in Newsday’s “That’s SO Long Island” competition. The Piano Man has proven to be the “Big Shot” through four rounds of voting in the race to find the boardwalk’s most notable icon. We’re betting on Joel, whose residency at The World’s Most Famous Arena is the first of it’s kind. Score Billy Joel tickets for his next Madison Square Garden performance: Aug 7 at a $115 minimum.
7/2/14 – Last Friday, Billy Joel visited Fenway Park for a huge concert that has since been met with platinum reviews. Every Bostonian in the crowd undoubtedly speculated whether the Piano Man would break into his famous “New York State of Mind” in the home of the Red Sox, but what he did was precisely what you’d expect from the first-class “Entertainer.” Billy Joel brought up a local 13-year-old fan to sing his iconic Big Apple tune to the lyrics of the New Englanders version of the song, called “Boston State of Mind.” Written in the aftermath of the Marathon Bombing to help raise money for the One Fund, the crowd-pleasing “wicked happy and honored” teen sang lead while Joel played piano. To have your own wicked good time, buy Billy Joel tickets when he returns from touring this August at his Madison Square Garden residency!
6/26/14 – Billy Joel is taking a break from his residency at Madison Square Garden to play a showstopper over at Fenway Park tonight! You can still buy Billy Joel tickets for tonight’s 6PM concert at America’s most beloved ballpark: pay a $115 minimum to sit in the Dugout, or shell out $129 for Grandstand seats. There are less than 100 tickets available for the Piano Man’s show tonight. Will he play “New York State of Mind” even in the home of the Red Sox? Find out yourself with Billy Joel tickets!
6/18/14 – Billy Joel, known ubiquitously as the “Piano Man,” has something to say about his favorite instrument. Joel is appalled by the killing of elephants in order to make ivory piano keys and has taken a public stand against the practice. A law proposed in New York would ban ivory trade, which accounts for the saving of about 96 elephants per day. Joel released a statement that included: “Music should never be used as an excuse to destroy an endangered species. Music should be a celebration of life—not an instrument of death.” See this passionate humanitarian play live with Billy Joel tickets.
6/11/14- Still on the hunt for the perfect Father’s Day gift this year? Buy your dad Billy Joel tickets so that he can see the legendary artist live! Joel commands an eight person band and plays 24 songs from his endless catalogue of hits, including “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” “Still Rock N’ Roll to Me,” “Big Shot” and more. In his recent interview with Howard Stern, Joel revealed he never wanted to be a rock star; he wanted to be a songwriter instead. Well, it’s a good thing he stuck to the studio and the stage because Joel’s residency at The Garden is unparalleled! Buy Billy Joel tickets now and see this star rock the mic live!
6/3/14 - Billy Joel re-released an expanded edition of "A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia- The Concert," with 11 previously unreleased songs in addition to the groundbreaking original content. Billboard marks the effort as the legend's 25th chart entry and ninth consecutive album of original cuts. "A Matter of Trust" brings back to life the historic invite-only tour of Russia that Joel embarked on during the midst of Cold War tensions. Hear these timeless songs and watch the Piano Man perform live yourself with Billy Joel tickets! This weekend, the apt "Entertainer" will hit the Strip for a concert in Las Vegas at the MGM; get-in for a $146 minimum (6/7).
5/21/14 - Billy Joel played his first concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, a venue as iconic as the singer himself, too much praise. The night was full of Tinseltown references such as, "Here's a song I wrote when I was working at Wilshire & Western" before delving into "Piano Man." The concert on 5/17 was so lauded that Billy Joel tickets to see the singer at the same Hollywood venue are in high demand! Los Angeles Billy Joel tickets for his return dates this month have jumped up in price; get-in for $127 on 5/22 and $80 on 5/27.
5/13/14- Billy Joel celebrated his 65th birthday with a concert at Madison Square Garden last Friday. Howard Stern, Paul Rudd, Sting, Gavin DeGraw, Jimmy Fallon and more helped ring in the icon's birthday in his home town. The concert benefitted Long Island's North Shore Animal League shelter, as Beth Stern and Billy's girlfriend Alexis brought puppies out onto the stage—what a fun night! Get your Billy Joel tickets and be a part of priceless moments like these when the legend takes a stage near you!
5/6/14 - Billy Joel may hail from the Bronx, but you've got to see the singer perform in his second home of Hollywood! The Piano Man wouldn't be the artist he is today if it weren't for his career-changing move to Los Angeles, where he composed "Piano Man." Billy Joel tickets at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles are as low as $76 on 5/17, $57 on 5/22 and $73 on 5/27.
4/30/14 - The people want more Piano Man! Since his Madison Square Garden residency first began, Billy Joel tickets have grown in demand across the county! Tickets to see Billy Joel average $354 per concert—including MSG shows through December and his mini trek from Los Angeles (5/17) to Philadelphia (8/2).
4/24/14 – Interest for Billy Joel New York tickets has not slowed down since his New York residency began. On the secondary market, prices to see the Piano Man in NYC average $455 while Billy Joel tour tickets outside the concrete jungle average $274. Bill Joel Los Angeles tickets for the three Hollywood Bowl shows in May range from $60-$1799 and average $351, $335, and $327 (in that order). Billy Joel Wrigley Field tickets have the cheapest average price at $222, one of four ball parks the singer will visit this Summer (Nationals Park, Citizens Park, Fenway Park).
With unforgettable hits like “Piano Man“, “Big Shot” and “Just The Way You Are,“ singer/songwriter Billy Joel has been a constant in the hearts of rock n' rollers, penning memorable lyrics and genius melodies that weld his blues bar/jazz lounge roots, classical training and Broadway reverence into tunes that “transcended time.” In fact, the gifted pianist’s popularity grew so huge that The Stranger became Columbia Record’s top-selling album, and Joel tied The Beatles for most multi-platinum albums in the United States.
The “We Didn’t Start The Fire” singer is to receive a lifetime achievement Kennedy Center Honor later this year, historically known as the highest honor an artist can be granted in the States. And though the Piano Man has not been on the road since performing in early 2010 with Elton john in a co-headlining tour, Joel has slowly made his return to live music, performing at numerous benefits and touring overseas, before deciding to play a string of shows on the East Coast in 2014.
Surprising fans everywhere, the icon has just announced an unprecedented residency at Madison Square Garden, the Bronx-native’s long-time home-away-from-home. His exclusive stay will be an indefinite monthly spectacle, effectively becoming MSG’s first-ever franchise musician. Initially the Piano Man lined up four shows at the Garden in 2014, in addition to four dates in Florida and one at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Florida shows are the cheapest of the bunch, starting at about $75, while most expensive minimum price is Billy Joel New York tickets at Barclays for $185. You'll pay much less for Billy Joel Los Angeles tickets where the legendary artist started his career as a lounge pianist. Do not miss this living legend as he reimagines hits new and old!