BILLY JOEL IN CONCERT
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT BB&T CENTER
THIRD CONSECUTIVE SOUTH FLORIDA NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT
December 31st 9:30pm BB&T Center
Sunrise Sports & Entertainment today announced that legendary musician Billy Joel will return to BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida for a New Year’s Eve performance, December 31, 2017. Joel will bring in the New Year with South Florida for his third year in-a-row, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will perform another spectacular New Year’s Eve Concert at BB&T Center. The Palm Beach Post said of Joel’s 2016 New Year’s Eve concert in South Florida, “He is one of the greatest songwriters and storytellers of our generation. And that is what you get from seeing him live: you get to bear witness to his songwriting genius.”
“We are thrilled to host the incomparable Billy Joel for his third consecutive New Year’s Eve concert at BB&T Center,” said Matt Caldwell, President and CEO of Sunrise Sports & Entertainment. “He’s an American treasure and his timeless songs are woven into the fabric of our nation’s music history. We are looking forward to ringing in 2018 with Billy Joel for what is sure to be a spectacular, and memorable performance in South Florida.”
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 Spectrum Concert Series. 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.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, October 16 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, October 19 at 10 p.m.
Tickets will be available for purchase to the general public beginning Friday, October 20 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
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