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Billy Joel Tour Dates, Cheap Concert Tickets 2016

Billy JoelOne of the most successful songwriters and performers of all time, the legendary Billy Joel, has taken the “less is more” type of approach with his 2016 dates. The musician is already booked for a fair chunk of the year, but will perform only a select number of dates.

In order to understand just what it means to the third most successful songwriter in the history of the United States, we’ll just point out that Joel had booked 7 performances at the prestigious Madison Square Garden in New York this year, which are expected to be sold out in a matter of weeks, if not days.

The majority of the remaining performances is set to take place in the US, taking Billy across Memphis, San Diego, Washington DC, and more.

His first show of 2016 will take place at the aforementioned Madison Square Garden on February 13. Interestingly enough, Joel’s last gig of the year is also scheduled to take place at another iconic venue – the Wembley Stadium in London, UK.

US Schedule & Ticket Prices

Date

Time

Location

Tix Prices

Venue

Feb 13 8:00PM New York, NY $87-$1890 Madison Square Garden
Mar 15 8:00PM New York, NY $26-$1947 Madison Square Garden
Mar 25 7:00PM Memphis, TN $6-$1125 Fedex Forum
Apr 05 8:00PM Cincinnati, OH $6-$12 US Bank Arena
Apr 15 8:00PM New York, NY $105-$1800 Madison Square Garden
May 14 8:00PM San Diego, CA $50-$1575 Petco Park
May 20 Time TBA Seattle, WA $64-$4500 Safeco Field
May 27 8:00PM New York, NY $81-$13500 Madison Square Garden
Jun 17 8:00PM New York, NY $26-$1850 Madison Square Garden
Jul 01 8:00PM Pittsburgh, PA $8-$1350 PNC Park
Jul 09 8:00PM Philadelphia, PA $56-$15422 Citizens Bank Park
Jul 20 8:00PM New York, NY $82-$1946 Madison Square Garden
Jul 30 7:00PM Washington, DC $23-$1422 Nationals Park
Aug 09 8:00PM New York, NY $26-$1890 Madison Square Garden
Aug 18 7:30PM Boston, MA $18-$15422 Fenway Park
Aug 26 8:00PM Chicago, IL $40-$1943 Wrigley Field
Sep 10 4:30PM London, United Kingdom $690-$690 Wembley Stadium
Sep 30 8:00PM New York, NY $92-$4500 Madison Square Garden
Nov 11 8:00PM Tulsa, OK $65-$1800 BOK Center
Dec 09 Time TBA San Antonio, TX $45-$1385 AT&T Center

Biography

Billy Joel BioBilly Joel, the third most successful songwriter in the history of the United States, was born in 1949 and had kicked off his stellar musical journey at the young age of 16, in the year of 1965.

His desire to pursue a career in music was sparked after seeing The Beatles rock the Ed Sullivan show in 1963. In 1965, he founded a band called Echoes and specialized in covering the bands of the so-called British Invasion. He left the band in 1967 and joined another act called the Hassles. That affair didn’t last long either, and Joel was soon a solo artist.

His debut album “Cold Spring Harbor” saw its release in 1971 via Family Productions, achieving nothing but moderate success. When people say it’s a long way to the top, it turns out they are correct in the vast majority of cases.

A major turning point was finally on the horizon in 1973. Joel had released his sophomore studio album “Piano Man,” and although the effort fetched nothing more than a solid response, it spawned the title track, which ultimately became Joel’s staple tune.

The musician’s next two albums, 1974’s “Streetlife Serenade” and 1976’s “Turnstiles” retained the same pace, and Joel was still far from a legend he is today. But his iconic status was just about to be established. The year was 1977, Joel had spent well over a decade in the business, and the light of major success finally shined upon him.

In May 1976, “The Stranger” was released, achieving enormous success across the States thanks to hit sinlges like “Just the Way You Are,” “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song),” “Only the Good Die Young,” “She’s Always a Woman,” and the title track.

The album went on to sell over 10 million copies in the US alone, establishing Mr. Joel as an all-time great. The albums that followed, 1978’s “52nd Street,” 1980’s “Glass Houses,” 1982’s “The Nylon Curtain,” 1983’s “An Innocent Man,” 1986’s “The Bridge,” 1989’s “Storm Front,” and 1993’s “River of Dreams,” were all certified at least double platinum in the US, turning Billy into an icon of the AOR genre.

In 2001, Joel took a peculiar turn and released his first album of classical compositions titled “Fantasies & Delusions.” To this date, the effort marks his last studio release.

What makes Billy a stand-out success is the fact that he wrote all of his compositions himself, with no help from outside writers and musicians. He crafted 33 Top 40 US singles, won six Grammy Awards out of 23 nominations, and sold a whopping total figure of 150 million albums, making him not only the third most successful US songwriter, but the sixth best-selling recording artists in the world.

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, as well as into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999. With a few single exceptions, Joel stopped writing pop and rock material in 1993. His legacy is more than sufficient to secure him a status of a true legend, but we might get to hear a fresh record from Mr. Joel just yet.

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