Billy Joel Tour Dates
Get ready for an unforgettable night of music courtesy of the Piano Man himself as Billy
Joel is heading out on tour. For nearly half a century Billy Joel has been writing and recording some of the best and most
popular rock and pop songs in the world, undeniable classics that continue to stand the test of time. He is now widely regarded
as one of the best songwriters of all time and continues to win over fans of all ages. It is definitely a treat to listen
to a Billy Joel song or album but the best way to fully appreciate his music is by seeing him perform live. He has toured
solo and with other legends like Elton John but whether you see him alone or with others you are sure to have an incredible
time at a Billy Joel concert.
Billy Joel recently finished up a big tour of the East Coast but there are still a few
chances left to see him live. All of Billy Joel's remaining dates for 2014 are at Madison Square Garden in New York City and
there could hardly be a better place to catch the hometown hero take the stage. The first show is on Thursday, October 2nd
with another show coming up on Tuesday, November 2nd, and the final show on Thursday December 18th with all shows beginning
at 8:00 PM. The chance to see a true musical legend like Billy Joel performing at a historic venue like madison Square Garden
should not be passed up even if you need to travel to New York City to do so. If you can't make it to any of these three shows,
keep checking back on StubHub to see when Billy Joel adds more tour dates.
About the Artist
was born in New York where he began to learn the piano early on from his classically trained father. Like many others his
age, the appearance of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show had a profound effect on Billy Joel and really got him interested
in rock and roll. At an early age he helped form a band called the Echoes which played covers of British invasion songs. Joel
spent time in other bands after the Echoes, honing his craft and developing a reputation that would lead him to pursue a solo
career. In 1972, Billy Joel released his first solo debut album called, Cold Spring Harbor. His single Captain Jack brought
Joel some attention and prompted Joel to make a move out West. After moving he began performing at piano bars under the pseudonym
Bill Martin, a time which would inspire Joel to write his classic song Piano Man. It was during his time in Los Angeles that
Billy Joel was offered a recording contract with Columbia Records. He followed the album with Streetlife Serenade, which included
the songs The Entertainer and Root Beer Rag. Billy Joel decided to leave Los Angeles and returned to New York to record Turnstiles
which contained the hit song New York State of Mind that brought him a whole new audience. His next album, The Stranger, was
one of the top selling albums of the years thanks to hit songs like Only the Good Die Young and Just the Way You Are. After
releasingThe Stranger, Billy Joel toured both the U.S. and Europe and even scored his first appearance on Saturday Night Live.
Billy Joel continued to impress old fans and make new ones with his next album 52nd Street which quickly went to the top of
the charts. My Life, one of the album's hits became the theme song for the television show Bosom Buddies and 52nd Street went
on to win Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Performance as well as Album of the Year. Billy Joel's success in the music industry
was just beginning and has continued to grow over the decades. It has given him the opportunity to tour all over the world
countless times and earned him numerous awards.
After years of writing songs and performing
in piano bars Billy Joel was offered a record deal, but even that alone was not enough to turn him into the superstar he is
today. He released several albums before he finally hit it big with The Stranger which was his first unbridled success thanks
to hit songs like Just the Way You Are and Only the Good Die Young. After years of winning over fans and writing and recording
hit after hit Billy Joel now stands as one of the biggest stars in the world of music.
you are looking to see a truly legendary and influential rock and roll artist, look no further than world famous rocker Billy
Joel. The world renowned artist has spent decades perfecting his craft as well as finding new avenues of musical expression
to explore. All of the hard work to which Billy Joel has dedicated his life is on full display when you head out to the concert
hall on the night of a Billy Joel performance. It is a transcendent experience like no other as Billy Joel entrances the audience
with his amazing skills and unforgettable songs. Wherever and whenever Billy Joel is performing, one thing is for sure, he
will be geared up to put on an incredible show. It is an unbelievable concert that you will hope never ends. By the time the
night is through you will be anxiously awaiting the next time Billy Joel comes back to town.
1985 Billy Joel married Christie Brinkley who starred in his classic Uptown Girl video. The two were married until 1994 and
have a daughter together. Their daughter is named Alexa Ray Joel whom they gave the middle name Ray after one of Joel's musical
heroes Ray Charles. Billy Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999,
and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006.