NEW YEAR'S EVE
Public on-sale Friday, November 14 at 10am
[November 5, 2013, Orlando, FL] – Live Nation has announced today that Billy Joel will perform at Amway Center on December 31, 2014. This special New Year's Eve performance marks Billy Joel’s first solo headlining appearance in Orlando since 2007.
“It’s a very exciting time to be in Downtown Orlando as it continues to thrive as a vibrant arts scene and world-class venue for entertainment,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “I'm excited to announce another major event and invite our community to celebrate the New Year with Billy Joel at the Amway Center. This is yet another example of the Amway Center continuing to deliver on its promise of bringing the very best in live entertainment to our Central Florida community. It will be a Truly Legendary New Year’s eve celebration!”
“It's an honor and a thrill to welcome Billy Joel back to Orlando after seven years to perform at the Amway Center and ring in the New Year,” said Orlando Venues Executive Director, Allen Johnson. “A celebratory evening with this inimitable artist will surely be remembered as one of Amway Center’s Truly Legendary concerts.”
Billy Joel is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world. Having sold over 150 million albums globally, his music has remained among the most popular in the world. The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist.
Recently, Joel was honored by Steinway & Sons with a painted portrait that hangs in Steinway Hall in Manhattan, the first non-classical pianist to be immortalized in the collection. He played to more than 110,000 fans when he performed the final concerts at Shea Stadium, featured in the 2010 documentary film “The Last Play At Shea.” This week, Joel will receive The Kennedy Center Honor, one of the United States' top cultural awards.
Billy Joel has received six GRAMMY® Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. He has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards. His music has also served as the inspiration and score for the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway play “Movin’ Out.”
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 at 10:00 AM through THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13 at 10:00 PM. Tickets will be available for purchase by the general public beginning 10 AM on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14 via ticketmaster.com, the Amway Center box office, and by calling 800.745.3000.