25 Mar 2016
Memphis, TN FedExForum
Billy Joel performs at FedExForum in Memphis, TN on March 25, 2016

On Friday night, Billy Joel took the stage of FedExForum — playing his first local gig since 2001 — and the audience could not have been more emphatic or adoring, as the he sang, played and charmed his way through a two-hour-plus, 27-song concert. The show had the added distinction of breaking the Forum’s attendance record, previously held by Bon Jovi.

… For much of the night, Joel seemed to be in a Memphis state of mind, as he honored both his local history and the city’s musical legacy. “We started out [here] a long time ago — used to play Lafayette’s down at the Square,” said Joel of his club days. … By the time he got to “River of Dreams” — which segued into Chuck Berry’s “Memphis” — there was no questioning Joel’s affection for the Bluff City.

Read more at The Commercial Appeal.

Photo by Nikki Boertman, The Commercial Appeal

Show Setlist

Set list from Billy Joel FedExForum Memphis, TN concert March 25, 2016

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