BILLY JOEL IN CONCERT AT DODGER STADIUM ON SATURDAY, MAY 13th
Only Southern California Concert in 2017
TICKETS GO ON-SALE ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 13
FIRST EVER PERFORMANCE AT DODGER STADIUM
Los Angeles, CA (January 5, 2017) – Legendary musician Billy Joel is set to perform at LA’s Dodger Stadium on Saturday, May 13th. This marks the first time in Billy Joel’s extraordinary career that he will perform at Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. While Billy Joel is best known as a New Yorker, the artist first came to prominence in the 1970’s living in Los Angeles as a piano player and lounge singer at the Executive Room in Los Angeles under the name, Bill Martin.
American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, January 9th at 10am through Thursday, January 12th at 10pm. Tickets will be available for purchase for the public beginning Friday, January 13th at 10am at www.ticketmaster.com.
In December 2013, Billy Joel became Madison Square Garden’s first-ever music franchise, joining the ranks of the storied venue’s other original franchises – the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. Since January 2014, Joel has played one show per month at The Garden as part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series. This unprecedented and wildly successful residency has led to 40 sold-out shows through April 2017.
Billy Joel is one of the biggest concert draws in the world and continues this achievement with an impressive run of sold-out consecutive stadium shows and concert arenas. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, scoring 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, 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 and the third best-selling solo artist. In 2016, the Library of Congress selected “Piano Man” for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its “cultural, historic, and artistic significance.”
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 including a TONY AWARD for “Movin’ Out,” a Broadway musical based on Joel’s music. 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 brilliant career.