Public on-sale Friday, November 21 at 10am
[November 13, 2014, Dallas, TX] – American Airlines Center has announced today that Billy Joel will perform at the arena on January 22, 2015. This special performance marks Billy Joel’s first solo headlining appearance in Dallas since 2007.
“It has been seven years since we last hosted the ‘Piano Man’ and we are honored and excited to have him perform in our arena again,” said American Airlines Center Executive Vice President and General Manager, Dave Brown. “It will be a special night for Dallas and sure to be an incredible performance for his fans.”
“Dallas and American Airlines Center continue to be on the forefront of the live entertainment industry.” said Phillip J. Jones, President/CEO of the DCVB. “The announcement of Billy Joel’s upcoming concert is just another example of how BIG Things Happen Here.”
“With Billy Joel’s concert announcement we continue to see why American Airlines Center is one of the top venues in the world.” Said Donnie Nelson, Mavericks President of Basketball Operations. “This is yet another instance of American Airlines Center continuing to deliver the best in live entertainment to the metroplex and exceeding the expectations of our fan base.”
Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time, the third best-selling solo artist and is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world.
This month, Billy Joel will receive both The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song which honors living musical artists’ lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations, and the once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Award, which is presented to American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond. In December 2013, Joel received The Kennedy Center Honors, one of the United States’ top cultural awards.
He is also the recipient of six GRAMMY® Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. Joel has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards. “Movin’ Out,” a Broadway musical based on Joel’s music choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp, took home two Tony Awards, including Best Orchestrations – Joel’s first Tony Award win – and Best Choreography. For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, Joel was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person Of TheYear by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
Joel has also performed alongside other music greats at two of Madison Square Garden’s most extraordinary benefit concerts – “12-12-12, The Concert For Sandy Relief,” which raised awareness and money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy and “The Concert for New York City,” which was held to help aid 9/11 victims and heroes. Billy Joel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, adding another milestone to his extraordinary career.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 at 10:00 AM through THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20 at 10:00 PM. Tickets will be available for purchase by the general public beginning 10 AM on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21 via Ticketmaster.com and by calling 800.745.3000.