Legendary musician and songwriter Billy Joel is returning to Pittsburgh for the first time in six years for a show at PNC Park, his second at the venue, on Thursday, August 11. He last performed at the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 1, 2016.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 19 at 10 a.m. via LiveNation.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning on Monday, November 15 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, November 18 at 10 p.m.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Billy Joel back to Pittsburgh and PNC Park,” said Travis Williams, President, Pittsburgh Pirates. “He is one of the biggest concert draws in the world, selling out arenas and stadiums across the globe, and a favorite here at our Park. This will be an amazing night.”
“We’re excited to bring Billy back to Pittsburgh” said Tom Loudermilk, President, Live Nation Pittsburgh. “His fans in Pittsburgh have been waiting a while, and last time he was here the response was so incredible we ended up selling out very quickly, we’re looking forward to another successful show.”
New York’s quintessential son, Billy Joel, is one of the greatest musicians of our time. Joel ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. The singer, songwriter, and composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist. Joel’s songs have acted as personal and cultural touchstones for millions of people across five decades.
Joel’s biggest hits include “Uptown Girl,” “Just The Way You Are,” “The Longest Time,” and “Vienna,” among others. In 2016, the Library of Congress selected “Piano Man” for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its “cultural, historic, and artistic significance.”
Joel is also the recipient of six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. Joel has received the RIAA’s Diamond Award twice for “Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II” and “The Stranger.” Joel has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, the Rock & 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.
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.
About PNC Park
PNC Park is commonly referred to as the Best Ballpark in America as the intimate two-level structure boasts the best view in baseball with the backdrop of the Pittsburgh skyline. Its prime location along the shore of the Allegheny River creates an exciting and dramatic urban sports venue. PNC Park officially opened its gates on April 9, 2001, and played host to 21 Pirates baseball seasons, the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and countless other popular concerts and events. The classic-style ballpark embraces the progressiveness of Pittsburgh while saluting the spirit of early ballpark originals.
About Live Nation Entertainment
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