Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014
The Piano Man Billy Joel is still wowing fans around the world with live concerts. Joel has added a stop at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia to his 2014 headlining tour.
In the middle of the hot summer, it isn’t only the players wearing the Philadelphia Phillies jersey that will be taking over Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA. The rock and roll legend, Billy Joel, will also have his turn at bat. The superstar is still one of the most popular artists in the world, despite not having released an album with new music in the past 20 years. Earlier this week, Joel played his first residency show at Madison Square Garden, something he will be doing once a month for the foreseeable future. In between dates at the World’s Most Famous Arena, Joel will play at many other popular venues including the home of the Major League Baseball team.
Joel is one of the best selling artists in the history of American rock and roll, as well as around the world. He has sold more than 150 million records around the world, which is the third most in American solo artist history and sixth best-selling artist in the world. His 1985 Greatest Hits Volume 1 & Volume 2 is the third best selling album in the United States and is his best selling record with more than 23 million sales.
Throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, Joel saw 33 singles reach the top 40 charts in the United States, which he has he rare distinction of being able to say he wrote each song. The six-time Grammy Award winner has been inducted into three different Hall of Fames including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Long Island Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
On New Year’s Eve, Joel performed at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which began his movement to perform more shows in 2014. The iconic singer of “The Piano Man,” “The River of Dreams,” “Uptown Girl,” “My Life,” “Tell Her About it,” “A Matter of Trust,” and “This is the Time,” will play many of these songs as well as other lesser known songs like “Where’s the Orchestra,” which his diehard fans will go crazy over.
Citizens Bank Park opened in 2004 and has been the home of the Phillies ever since. The facility can seat more than 43,000 fans during baseball games and will be the place to be for thousands of Joel fans around the area. The stadium has seen numerous big events held here in the past including the NHL Winter Classic, as well as many MLB milestones. When Joel brings his piano to Philadelphia on August 2nd, his show will be another major event to add to the facility’s history.
Joel has been honored with many other different distinctions including in December 2013 when he was honored with the Kennedy Center Honors, which is the highest honor someone could get for influencing American culture with the arts. He was also the first non-classical composer to be honored with a portrait in Steinway Hall.
Fans can catch the 23-time Grammy Award winner live at Citizens Bank Park on August 2nd. Shows have been selling out quickly during his residency at MSG and this could be an indication of how quickly the tickets will go for Joel’s show in Philadelphia. Ticket Down is offering their exclusive customer appreciation discount code BILLYJOEL for special savings on Billy Joel Citizens Bank Park tickets.