Tickets will go on sale on February 28 at 10 a.m. exclusively through Tickets.com and charge by phone by calling 1-888-632-6287. Ticket prices are $182, $102, and $56.50. The concert is part of John and Joel’s whirlwind Face2Face national tour.
Both John and Joel launched their first-ever tour in July 1994 in Philadelphia, PA at the former Veterans Stadium with three sold-out shows. Their first venture to Washington came on the 2002 leg of Face 2 Face, where John and Joel performed during three sold out engagements at the former MCI Center.
As the inaugural concert at Nationals Park, John and Joel will open the night together with a series of duets, playing twin pianos and trading vocals. Each artist will then perform a set with their own band. The grand finale reunites the two at center stage with their supporting musicians for a closing encore.
“The Nationals are thrilled to host the Face to Face Tour with Elton John and Billy Joel for the first ever concert at Nationals Park,” added Nationals President Stan Kasten. “Elton and Billy are beloved throughout Washington, D.C., and have a rich history performing in our city. Undoubtedly, this will be an remarkable inaugural evening of music out under the stars, showcasing the ballpark’s capabilities as a premiere summer concert venue.”
“I love touring with Billy,” John said in a statement. “I have the greatest respect for him and we’re such good friends.”
“The great thing about performing with Elton is that he is such a good piano player and that makes me have to dig deep to keep up with him, not to mention I’ve got the best seat in the house-only one piano away from Elton John!” added Joel.