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Billy Joel will make his first UK live appearance since playing Wembley Stadium in 2016 with a special headline show at Manchester’s Old Trafford Football Ground on Saturday 16 June 2018. It marks his first time playing the stadium.
Billy first emerged with his hit single Piano Man in 1973, having since gone on to sell 150 million records over the past quarter century. He has 33 consecutive Top 40 hits under his belt, ranking him as one of the most popular recordings artists in history.
He’s the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time, and the third best-selling solo artist. Last year, Piano Man was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry, noted for its “cultural, historic, and artistic significance”.
Born in the Bronx, New York, Billy Joel was raised in New Jersey, both of which have heavily influenced his music. New York State of Mind from the 1976 album Turnstiles remains one of the songwriter’s best known tracks.
His hits have since inspired the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Movin’ Out, as well as garnering him six Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Legend Award. He’s been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His humanitarian work has also seen him honoured as the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year. This illustrious career is celebrated with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
In 2014 Billy Joel became the fourth franchise homed by New York’s Madison Square Garden, honouring his iconic concerts. He joins the Knicks, Rangers and Liberty as a resident of the world famous arena.
Billy Joel is world renowned for tracks such as Uptown Girl, taken from the 1983 album An Innocent Man, She’s Always A Woman from 1977’s The Stranger, and We Didn’t Start the Fire from 1989’s Storm Front.
Billy will be playing a selection of tracks from his vast back-catalogue come his only UK show in 2018, at Manchester’s Old Trafford Football Ground.
Tickets will be available from 9:30AM on Friday 13 October 2017 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.