Billy Joel Tickets
Billy Joel Schedule
He topped the charts in the '70s and '80s with tunes like We Didn't
Start the Fire, Captain Jack, Piano Man and Uptown Girl, and today, musician Billy Joel is still going strong!
catch the artist at some upcoming shows, which include Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York; the BBT Center in Sunrise, Florida;
and Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
Don't miss out, and experience the iconic Billy Joel
live in concert!
Billy Joel Background
Singer Billy Joel was raised in Levittown on Long Island. Even
though his father was a classical pianist, it was his mother who encouraged him to learn how to play the piano. Joel began
tickling the ivories at the tender age of four and demonstrated a propensity for the piano. By the time he was in his teens,
Joel was already an expert and was in his third band before he even had his driver's license.
Soon the artist was dedicated
to his passion, influenced by the legendary Ed Sullivan Show and the monumental performance by the Beatles. Joel became a
high-school dropout and set out on the journey for a career as a musician. His debut album, Cold Spring Harbor, came out in
1970, which failed as a commercial success.
Disheartened, Joel relocated to L.A. He started working as a lounge pianist
in early 1972 at The Executive Room on Wilshire Boulevard. The experience manifested in the song, Piano Man. By late 1972,
Captain Jack had been issued on the East Coast. The underground recording cultivated some positive reviews, and soon Columbia
Records was seeking out the lounge singer, offering Joel a chance at becoming the star he always wanted to be.
catapulted into fame when his single, Piano Man, eclipsed the Top 20. It wasn't long after that he started to record new material,
including the album Streetlife Serenade in 1974. The Stranger, Joel's first major commercial success, put Joel on the charts.
Four tunes of the album landed in the Top 25 of the Billboard charts. By 1981, Joel had quite a collection of awards ranging
from a People's Choice Award to a Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. Throughout the '80s, Joel kept up his momentum,
making smash hits like Uptown Girl, Innocent Man, Tell Her About It and The Longest Time. Two volumes of Greatest Hits were
also released at this time.
In 1989, still flying high on the success of his single, We Didn't Start the Fire, Joel
claimed the Grammy Legend Award. After he issued River of Dreams (1994), Joel's time in the recording studio wavered. He continued
to tour on his own as well as with other artists like Elton John.
In 1999 Joel celebrated a couple of milestone moments
in his career. It was the year his global sales surpassed the 100 million mark and the year he was inducted into the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame.
Although the 2000s haven't seen much of Joel in the way of new songs, Joel continues to tour
and has composed several classical songs.
For over four decades, Joel's songs have touched the lives of millions of
people around the world and continue to do so today!
Billy Joel Hit Albums
From Only the Good Die Young
to Piano Man, Billy Joel's songs still saturate the classic radio airwaves today.
Since the '70s, Joel has churned out
several albums, including Cold Spring Harbor (1971); Piano Man (1973); Streetlife Serenade (1974); Turnstiles (1976); The
Stranger (1977); Souvenir (1977); 52nd Street (1978); Glass Houses (1980); Attila Featuring Billy Joel (1980); Songs In The
Attic (1981); California Flash (1981); The Nylon Curtain (1982); An Innocent Man (1983); Retro-Rock (1983); The Bridge (1986);
Storm Front (1989); Night After Day (1992); River Of Dreams (1993); My Lives (2005) and more!
Billy Joel Trivia
you know that Billy Joel got tired of Piano Man for awhile and refused to perform it in concert? He got over it eventually.
One of his other songs that he's not too crazy about is Just the Way You Are. The love song was for someone he ended up divorcing
so you can see why he wouldn't want to sing that one too often.
Here's another fun Billy Joel fact for you. Did you
know Only the Good Die Young was originally penned as a reggae song? Yes, the anthem of rebels everywhere was intended for
Caribbean beats. Reportedly, Liberty DeVitto, his drummer, demanded that the song be reformatted to a shuffle beat, resulting
in the infectious tune we know today!
Billy Joel Concert Experience
Billy Joel has carried his charismatic
stage persona through four decades! And now is your chance to catch the famous rocker live! Don't miss out on your chance
to stroll down memory lane and listen to songs like Honesty, All About Soul, Allentown, Say Goodbye to Hollywood, She's Got
a Way, Sometimes a Fantasy and so many more!
Billy Joel has scheduled some tour dates so be sure to mark them on your
calendar! Grab your tickets through StubHub and head out for a night you won't forget!