Billy Joel is an American singer-songwriter best known for his hit single “Piano Man” and abilities as a pianist. Since his debut in the 1970s, he has remained a popular performer, releasing more than thirty Top 40 singles in his career.
Once a prolific recording and touring artist, Joel has taken several brief hiatuses in recent years. When he does perform, it is often in front of sold-out crowds, and Billy Joel tickets routinely rank high in TicketNews’s exclusive concert rankings.
Joel has a strong partnership with fellow rock pianist Elton John. The two have staged several co-headlining tours under the “Face 2 Face” moniker — 1994-95 and 2001-03, as well as a projected 2009-10 venture. The productions feature solo sets from both performers, as well as collaborative sets that position Joel and John at facing pianos, singing and playing together.
The Library of Congress has announced that it will be awarding Billy Joel its honorable Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He will be joining an elite group of musicians who have won the award since its creation in 2007: Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, the songwriting duo of... Read more
Summary by Chester Cooperpot, TicketNews Billy Joel, the 6 time Grammy Winner, will be playing the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on New Year’s Eve this year. This will be following a trio of performances in Europe. The Ben Folds Five will be opening for Billy Joel New Years... Read more
For most of the past year, Elton John has been a fixture on the road thanks to his on-going Face 2 Face Tour with Billy Joel. But even as that co-headlining jaunt ends this week, John will ramble on with a round of spring solo dates in the United... Read more
Tour partners Elton John and Billy Joel have cancelled plans for a summer 2010 leg of the on-going and ever-popular Face 2 Face Tour. After the duo completes its current winter itinerary, Joel will reportedly begin a year-long break. John announced the cancellations during a series of satellite interviews... Read more
After a disappointing fall season filled with cancellations and postponements, co-headlining duo Elton John and Billy Joel appear to be making up the difference. At least one entirely new date will be mixed in with the pair’s early 2010 Face 2 Face Tour make-up dates. The latest addition comes... Read more
In the wake of a series of concert-postponing medical issues, Elton John and Billy Joel have finalized their upcoming Face 2 Face concert calendar. The co-headliners’ late fall tour leg, minus one cancelled performance, has been rescheduled for early next year. The new routing closely follows the original schedule,... Read more
Medical issues continue to shake up plans for Elton John and Billy Joel, who today announced more drastic changes to their Face 2 Face Tour itinerary. Earlier this month, the co-headliners postponed five concerts. A majority of those changes came as a result of John’s hospitalization due to a... Read more
After a two-week delay to the fall Face 2 Face Tour, musicians Elton John and Billy Joel have been forced to postpone yet another concert due to medical reasons. However, this time it’s Joel who has fallen ill. The piano-rocking pair has postponed its November 17 show at HP... Read more
Ongoing health concerns have caused yet another postponement for Elton John and Billy Joel. The piano-rocking duo’s Face 2 Face Tour will remain off the road through the weekend as John continues his recovery from an E. coli infection and a case of influenza. A November 14 concert at... Read more
It will be about two weeks before performers Elton John and Billy Joel are performing “face to face” again. The pair postponed the first fall dates of their on-going Face 2 Face Tour after John was hospitalized. The 62-year-old musician “has been advised by his doctor to postpone these... Read more