Billy Joel News
7-16-15: Even Billy Joel is surprised himself by the longevity of his career, a career that span back to the late 1960's and while it's been over 20 years since his last studio album, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is still going strong performing a show on Thursday night at Fenway Park.
6-4-15: Piano man Billy Joel is about to set a new record at Madison Square Garden when in July he will surpass Elton John for the most performances at the famous arena with 65. Billy Joel already holds the record for the most consecutive shows at MSG and will continue to play their monthly as long as the demand is still there.
6-2-15: Hall of Fame piano man Billy Joel has been a local hero of New York will actually get a road named after him in Long Island after a New York Senate bill passed last week.
5-28-15: American singer and pianist will be performing concert shows at a few selected cities this summer. Billy will perform at his residence MSG on Thursday then depart for Virginia Beach to perform at the Farm Bureau Live.
5-21-15: Piano Man Billy Joel has been playing to some capacity crowds this month with over 18,000 people showing up where he performed at the Sprint Center and a sold out show at his last outing at the Target Center in Minneapolis. His next show his back to his New York residency at MSG on May 28.
3-31-15: Billy Joel will return to his residency at MSG, with the legendary performer ready to perform on April 3. Billy Joel will make at least one performance a month at The Garden for the remainder of the year.
3-3-15: Piano man Billy Joel hasn’t released a new album in over two decades but continues to thrill fans with some of his greatest hits. He returns to his monthly residency at MSG with his next show scheduled there for March 9.
2-16-15: Piano man Billy Joel continues his tour run in North America with a show at MSG tomorrow night as tickets for this event are still available on TicketIQ. His last show of the month is a performance at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on February 28.
2-12-15: Billy Joel hasn’t released an album in over two decades but the piano is still going strong thrilling fans across North America with his greatest hits of his incredible music career.
2-11-15: Billy Joel has two more upcoming performance this month with a concert show at Madison
Square Garden on February followed by a show at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta on February 28 as tickets are still available on TicketIQ.
2-5-15: Billy Joel will be returning to MSG for a 24th show in Midtown Manhattan this December. On Thursday, the “Piano Man” singer added another date to his illustrious monthly residency at The World’s Most Famous Arena. Tickets to each of Joel’s first 23 shows sold out and after overwhelming demand, he’ll be back to rock The Garden once more at the end of the year. The additional performance will be held on December 17, with tickets going on sale tomorrow at 10am.
1-29-15: Billy Joel the 65 year old New York singer-songwriter added a new show to his tour as the piano man will perform at the M&T Bank Stadium this summer at July 25. The formal announcement of the concert show will be made at the stadium today.
1-27-15: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Billy Joel will have a concert show this Saturday at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. There are still 1,711 tickets left for this upcoming event at a current average price of $314.57 in the secondary market, with the least expensive ticket priced at $70.
8-4-14: It was recently revealed that Tom Iovino of Judlau Inc. bought Billy Joel’s Hampton house. He paid Joel nearly $19.9 million for the property. Joel still has plenty of shows scheduled this year, with his next show August 7 at MSG, as part of the series he has scheduled monthly with the arena.
7-16-14: Billy Joel’s mother, Rosalinda Nyman Joel died at the age of 92 today. She was the subject of the popular song “Rosalinda’s Eyes” from the “52nd Street” album. Joel is currently touring with his next show in Chicago at Wrigley Field July 18.
7-11-14: Newsday has been holding a “That’s SO Long Island” tournament, allowing readers to vote on their favorite Long Island celebrity. Bill Joel has steamrolled his competition so far, and is currently going up against Billy Crystal in the fourth round of the tournament. Joel is still performing live shows with his next show is in Quebec on July 11.
7-9-14: Billy Joel’s backup, Wade Preston, has a concert at the Hawely Silk Mill Boiler Room in Hawely, PA. Preston not only fills in as a stand-in for Joel, but was the pianist for the 3 ½ year run of the Movin’ Out Broadway play. Joel also has some concerts scheduled with his next show is in Quebec on July 11.
7-7-14: In a recent article on FiveThirtyEight, a chart showed that Billy Joel was played 2.6 times more often in New York than in the rest of the country. Fitting that Joel has shows scheduled once every month while there is still demand at MSG. But the rocker is loved in plenty of other places and his next show is in Quebec on July 11.
7-2-14: John Legend joins Barbara Streisand’s duets album that already features several prominent artists, including Billy Joel. Joel is performing July 2 at MSG, as part of his ongoing series at the World’s Most Famous Arena. He has a show scheduled there every month for as long as there is demand.
6-30-14: Billy Joel performed at Fenway Park last week, and had surprise guest Zac Brown Band join him on stage. Billy Joel returns to Madison Square July 2 for his monthly appearance.
6-25-14: Billy Joel helped rescue a 65-year-old woman in East Hampton Village. The woman had fallen in a crosswalk, and Joel helped first responders, and checked on the woman. Joel’s next performance is at Fenway Park in Boston, June 26.
6-24-14: Billy Joel has recently come out in support of legislation that would make the ban the sale of illegal ivory in New York State. Ivory is a popular material for piano keys, but the musician notes other materials can be used that don’t require the slaughter of an endangered species. Joel’s next performance is at Fenway Park in Boston, June 26.
6-11-14: The asking price for Billy Joel’s Hamptons house has dropped $3.5 million, to $19.95 million. The house has been on the market since November, and Joel originally purchased the property in 2009. Joel’s next performance is his scheduled monthly show at Madison Garden, June 21.
6-9-14: Billy Joel’s hit “Allentown” has been reworked to a New York Rangers anthem “Rangertown” to celebrate the NHL club’s Stanley Cup Finals appearance against the Los Angeles Kings. Joel band member Mike DelGuidice sings the song with Joel’s blessing. Perhaps Joel himself will play the updated version at his next concert date in MSG on June 21.
6-4-14: Even at 65 Billy Joel is one of the most popular artists even with the younger generation. 15-year-old Julia Goodwin sang his classic “New York State of Mind” on America’s Got Talent on Tuesday, and received a standing ovation. Joel recently played at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California, and has a show scheduled for June 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
6-2-14: Billy Joel’s “The Bridge to Russia” show from 1987 is getting an updated release on CD and DVD with six songs originally cut, added to the list. The rock star recently played at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California, and has a show scheduled for June 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
5-27-14: Billy Joel was listed at 14, just behind Paul McCartney on the top 25 live artists since 1990. The Rolling Stones topped the list, with U2 and Bruce Springsteen rounding out the top 3. The rock star recently played at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California, and has a show scheduled for tonight, the last at the venue.
5-20-14: There is currently a bill in the New York State Legislature to name part of state Route 107 “Billy Joel Boulevard.” The rock star recently played at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California, and has two more shows scheduled there, May 22 and 27.
5-16-14: A New York tourism campaign, “I Love NY Summer Tourism,” released an ad Wednesday featuring Billy Joel as he showcases Long Island with his song “New York State of Mind” playing in the background. The rock star’s next three shows will be at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California.
5-14-14: Billy Joel will be one of many famous New Yorkers part of the state’s tourism summer ad campaign. The details will be unveiled Wednesday by governor Andrew Cuomo. The rock star’s next three shows will be at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California.
5-12-14: Billy Joel celebrated his 65th birthday at MSG Friday night, and new Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon surprised those in attendance performing with a barber shop quartet as part of the special concert. The rock star has three shows coming up at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California.
5-9-14: Today is Billy Joel’s birthday, and he’ll be celebrating with a show at MSG. The rock star has been performing a show every month at the World’s Most Famous Arena, and will continue to do so for the rest of the year.
5-7-14: Billy Joel has been playing once a month at MSG this year, but his show this Friday caused a stir with another MSG tenant. The New York Rangers were forced to play five games in seven nights because of scheduling conflicts, including a New York Liberty game Thursday, and Joel’s concert Friday. The rock star will continue to play at MSG once a month for the rest of the year.
5-5-14: This Friday is another Billy Joel concert at MSG. The rock star is performing at the World’s Most Famous Arena once a month for the rest of the year. He’s headed to California to play at the Hollywood Bowl on May 17.
4-24-14: Billy Joel set list from April 18th at MSG: Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway), Pressure, When I'm Sixty-Four, All For Leyna, Summer, Highland Falls, Easter Parade, Your Song, The Entertainer, Zanzibar, She's Got a Way, Where's the Orchestra?, Allentown, Goodnight Saigon, Movin' Out (Anthony's Song), Rhapsody in Blue, New York State of Mind, Sometimes a Fantasy, She's Always a Woman, Don't Ask Me Why, The River of Dreams, A Hard Day's Night, The River of Dreams, Scenes From an Italian Restaurant, Piano Man, Uptown Girl, It's Still Rock and Roll to Me, Big Shot, You May Be Right, Only the Good Die Young
4-17-14: Billy Joel surprised all when he showed up at Deasy Elementary School in Glen Cove, NY for a school performance of his hits. Joel politely took a seat in the back ans watched as the kids performed “Uptown Girl”, “Movin Out”, “We Didn’t Start The Fire”, “New York State Of Mind”, and “Piano Man”.
4-14-14: Billy Joel set list from April 11th at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO: Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway), Pressure, All For Leyna, Summer, Highland Falls, When I'm 64, Zanzibar, Movin' Out (Anthony's Song), And So it Goes, Allentown, New York State of Mind, The Entertainer, Sometimes a Fantasy, She's Always a Woman, The Ballad of Billy the Kid, Don't Ask Me Why, The River of Dreams, Scenes From an Italian Restaurant, Piano Man, Uptown Girl, It's Still Rock and Roll to Me, Big Shot, You May Be Right, Only the Good Die Young
4-10-14: Ticket prices for Billy Joel's performance at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis have fallen 19% in the past week. The average ticket price on the secondary market for the show is currently $118, well below his over tour average of $298. The cheapest available seat is $61 and Lower Level tickets can be had from $71.
4-8-14: Billy Joel Set list from April 6th at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY: Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway), Pressure, Call To The Post, My Old Kentucky Home, Evil Ways (Santana cover), The Entertainer, The Magnificent Seven Theme, The Ballad of Billy the Kid, Vienna, Zanzibar, In the Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett cover), Call To The Post, Movin' Out (Anthony's Song), Blonde Over Blue, And So It Goes, Allentown, New York State of Mind, Root Beer Rag, She's Always a Woman, Highway to Hell (AC/DC cover), Don't Ask Me Why, The River of Dreams (Into When The Saints Go Marching In), Scenes From an Italian Restaurant, Piano Man, Uptown Girl, It's Still Rock and Roll to Me, Big Shot, You May Be Right, Only the Good Die Young
4-3-14: Billy Joel set list from April 1st in Cleveland, OH: Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway), Pressure, All for Leyna, The Entertainer, Summer, Highland Falls, Zanzibar, Movin' Out (Anthony's Song), The Ballad of Billy the Kid, And So It Goes, Allentown, Get Back (The Beatles cover), A Room of Our Own, New York State of Mind, That's Amore (Dean Martin cover), She's Always a Woman, Highway to Hell (AC/DC cover), Don't Ask Me Why, The River of Dreams, Hang On Sloopy (The McCoys cover), Scenes From an Italian Restaurant, Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover), Piano Man, Uptown Girl, It's Still Rock and Roll to Me, Big Shot, You May Be Right, Only the Good Die Young
3-27-14: Billy Joel madness continues, Sirius XM has released a Billy Joel station that will run between March 26th and June 25th. The station will highlight all of Joel's work as well as demos and live tracks. Other artists to have been given specialized stations in the past include Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Elvis Presley, Pearl Jam, and Eminem.
3-24-14: Billy Joel set list from MSG on March 21st: Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway), Pressure, Springtime in New York (Jonathan Richman cover), The Entertainer, When I'm Sixty-Four (The Beatles cover), The Ballad of Billy the Kid, The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Solomon Linda cover), Zanzibar, Movin' Out (Anthony's Song), I've Loved These Days, Surprises, Where's the Orchestra?, Allentown, Your Song (Elton John cover), Big Man on Mulberry Street, New York State of Mind, She's Always a Woman, You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC cover) (with Brian Johnson), Don't Ask Me Why, The River of Dreams, A Hard Day's Night (The Beatles cover), Scenes From an Italian Restaurant, Piano Man, Uptown Girl, It's Still Rock and Roll to Me, Big Shot, You May Be Right, Only the Good Die Young
3-21-14: Billy Joel showed his comedic side while on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. The two played around with a voice looping app on Fallon's iPad and eventually went into an a Capella cover of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”. Fallon has been getting praise lately for his inventive use of music within his show.
3-19-14: With a limited string of show outside of his monthly residency at MSG, the average cost of tickets on the secondary market is $274. The cheapest remaining tour date is April 11th at the Scottrade Center with an average price of $148. The most expensive date is this Friday at The Garden, averaging $615.
3-17-14: Billy Joel setlist from March 14th at Bridgestone Arena: Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway), Pressure, The Entertainer, Shameless, Zanzibar, And So It Goes, Allentown, Stop in Nevada, Root Beer Rag, New York State of Mind, Sometimes a Fantasy, Movin' Out (Anthony's Song), She's Always a Woman, Don't Ask Me Why, Your Song (Elton John cover, The River of Dreams, A Hard Day's Night (The Beatles cover), Scenes From an Italian Restaurant, Piano Man, We Didn't Start the Fire, Uptown Girl, It's Still Rock and Roll to Me, Big Shot, You May Be Right, Only the Good Die Young
3-14-14: Billy Joel had a bit of a mishap during his March 9th performance at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. He forgot the 2nd verse to his hit “We Didn't Start The Fire” and actually stopped the song halfway through. Billy Joel has not been shy to express his distaste as one of his worst songs.
3-12-14: Mike DelGuidice's rock and roll aspirations finally have come true, thanks to Billy Joel. After 20 years on the Long Island cover band circuit fronting the Joel tribute “Big Shot”, DelGuidice finally connected with members of Joel's band and eventually the big shot himself. Joel hired DelGuidice to perform with the band in Europe, and now during the string of home town shows at The Garden.
3-11-14: Billy Joel will be doing some good at his birthday show on May 9th. According to Newsday, Joel plans to donate portions of the show's proceeds to the Bianca's Furry Friends campaign sponsored by the North Shore Animal League. The donation hopes to add a second floor for additional animal care to the center.
2-28-14: After selling out 11 dates at the historic Madison Square Garden, Billy Joel has announced a 12th concert scheduled for December 18th. The show currently averages $316 on the secondary market, with cheapest seat at $134. It's the 4th cheapest of his 2014 MSG stint. The trend so far has been if they keep selling out, he'll keep adding dates.
2-26-14: Billy Joel has added another date to his MSG residency to make it 12 scheduled shows. The latest addition to his MSG residency will take place on December 18th and tickets for this concert will go on sale to the general public on February 28th.
2-21-14: While Billy Joel has set up a residency at The Garden, playing once per month, that hasn’t stopped him from playing out at other venues. Joel has 15 scheduled shows, some coming at baseball stadiums during the summer, outside of the Garden through August. The average price of tickets for all concerts in 2014 is $257.87. The next concert Joel will play is February 21 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh with an average price $238.92 and a get-in price of $129. The next MSG show is March 21 at an average price of $542.92.