BILLY JOEL TO PLAY VIVINT SMART HOME ARENA
First time in Salt Lake City in 10 years!
Public on-sale Friday, February 17 at 10:00AM at smithstix.com/billyjoel
Salt Lake City, UT. (February 9, 2017) – United Concerts and Live Nation are proud to announce legendary musician Billy Joel will perform at Vivint Smart Home Arena on November 29th at 8:00 p.m. This performance will be Billy Joel’s first time in Salt Lake City in 10 years. Tickets start at $49.50 and go on sale to the general public Friday, February 17, at 10:00 a.m. MST.
“We are thrilled to welcome the ‘Piano Man’ to Vivint Smart Home Arena,” said Mark Powell, Vice President of Arena Events. “As one of most revered musicians in the entertainment industry, this promises to be an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime concert that music lovers won’t want to miss.”
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 36 sold-out shows through December 2016.
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 the 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 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 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 hosted to help aid 9/11 victims and heroes. Joel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, adding another milestone to his extraordinary career.
Tickets will be available at smithstix.com/billyjoel. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, February 13, at 10:00 a.m. through Thursday, February 16, at 10:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning at 10:00 am on February 17.
ABOUT VIVINT SMART HOME ARENA
Located in downtown Salt Lake City, Vivint Smart Home Arena opened in 1991 as the homecourt of the NBA Utah Jazz and is well known for being one of the hardest places to play for visiting teams. With seating capacity of about 20,000, the facility is the largest, most high-tech arena within a five-state radius and was built faster than any other arena at the time of its construction in 15 months and 24 days. The basketball court is named in honor of Larry H. Miller. Vivint Smart Home Arena is the site of a variety of sports and entertainment, including ice shows, dirt shows and concerts. The facility hosted the 1993 NBA All-Star Game, the 2002 Olympic Winter Games figure skating and short track speed skating competitions, and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. For more information, www.vivintarena.com.
ABOUT UNITED CONCERTS
United Concerts, Inc is Utah’s leader in live entertainment for over 40 years. Ownership of venues include: the USANA Amphitheatre (20,000 person capacity venue, located in West Valley City, UT) and The Depot (located in downtown Salt Lake City at The Gateway shopping center). United Concerts also produces shows at surrounding venues: Maverik Center, Vivint Smart Home Arena, Kingsbury Hall, and Abravanel Hall. On average, more than 150 shows are produced each year, ensuring quality entertainment is brought to our community.
ABOUT LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV), or Live Nation, is the world’s leading live entertainment and ticketing company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit investors.livenationentertainment.com.