BILLY JOEL IN CONCERT
TIME WARNER CABLE ARENA IN CHARLOTTE, NC
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
Public on-sale Friday, February 6 at 10am
[January 29, 2015, Charlotte, NC] – Live Nation announced today that legendary musician Billy Joel will perform at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, December 5, 2015.
“We are excited to partner with Live Nation to welcome back the one and only Piano Man, Billy Joel, to the Queen City for his December 5 performance at Time Warner Cable Arena,” said Hornets Sports & Entertainment President & COO Fred Whitfield. “Billy Joel is one of the greatest musicians of all-time and this will certainly be one of the biggest concert events of 2015. We are proud to continually provide world-class entertainment at Time Warner Cable Arena for all of the people throughout the Carolinas.”
“We’re excited that Billy Joel, six time Grammy award-winning artist, will host a concert at Time Warner Cable Arena,” said Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter. “When we considered support for arena improvements last year, these were the types of events we had in mind-the many entertainment and arts opportunities that bring diverse people together and build on common interest.”
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. In November 2014, Billy Joel received 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 The Year 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, FEBRUARY 2 at 10:00 AM through THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5 at 10:00 PM.
Tickets will be available for purchase to the general public beginning 10:00 AM on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6 via www.livenation.com.