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Sep 27, 2017
Billy Joel At Busch Stadium In St. Louis – Concert Recap

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Billy Joel managed to sell out Busch Stadium — drawing a crowd of 40,000-plus — thanks to the enduring appeal of his deep catalog and the fact that he can still deliver a strong, satisfying 2½-hour show.

“Hello, St. Louie. Glad you made it. I heard things have been a little tense around here,” Joel said early on, addressing unrest following a judge’s decision not to convict a former St. Louis police officer of murder. A protest underway outside the stadium did not disrupt or delay the concert.

… Musically, Joel delivered just the kind of performance that is wanted in a baseball stadium, with the starting nine — Joel and his eight-piece backing band — delivering hit after hit after hit.

Read more at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Protest outside Busch Stadium St. Louis, MO, September 21, 2017 Billy Joel concert
A Black Lives Matter protest outside Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO, on September 21, 2017.

Chuck Burgi, Dave Rosenthal, Billy Joel, Carl Fischer, Mark Rivera, Andy Cichon and Mike DelGuidice backstage Busch Stadium St. Louis, MO, September 21, 2017
Chuck Burgi, Dave Rosenthal, Billy Joel, Carl Fischer, Mark Rivera, Andy Cichon and Mike DelGuidice backstage before the concert at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO, on September 21, 2017.

Billy Joel in concert Busch Stadium St. Louis, MO, September 21, 2017
Billy Joel performs in concert at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO, on September 21, 2017.

Billy Joel in concert Busch Stadium St. Louis, MO, September 21, 2017.
Billy Joel performs in concert at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO, on September 21, 2017.

Billy Joel Set List – Busch Stadium – St. Louis, MO – September 21, 2017

Set list from Billy Joel concert Busch Stadium St. Louis, MO, September 21, 2017

Official photos by Jeff Schock

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