BILLY JOEL IN CONCERT Smoothie King Center New Orleans Friday, February 10, 2017
First Billy Joel solo arena concert in New Orleans since 2007!
NEW ORLEANS, LA [November 10, 2016] – Live Nation and Smoothie King Center announced today that legendary musician Billy Joel will return to New Orleans on February 10, 2017! The just announced concert will mark the first Billy Joel solo arena concert in New Orleans since 2007.
“We are thrilled to welcome Billy Joel to back to New Orleans. We understand he will be playing only a handful of indoor arena dates in the U.S. during 2017. Billy’s music legacy speaks for itself, and we are grateful he has chosen New Orleans as one of the select cities he will be performing in next year” said Alan Freeman, SMG General Manager of the Smoothie King Center. “The Billy Joel concert will join an amazing February schedule at the Smoothie King Center, which also includes performances of Cirque du Soleil’s production of “Toruk” and several New Orleans Pelicans games, all leading up to the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend.”
During his five-decade career, Joel is one of rock ’n rolls best, performing his unrivaled catalog of songs that have made up the soundtrack of many lives. Joel ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and admired entertainers in history, with 150 million records sold over the past quarter century. The singer/songwriter/composer is the third best-selling solo artist and one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world.
In 2014, Joel received The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which honors living musicans & artists for lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations. He also received 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.
“Movin’ Out,” a Broadway musical based on Joel’s music choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp, took home two Tony Awards, including Best Orchestrations – Joel’s first Tony Award win – and Best Choreography. 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.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, November 14 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, November 17 at 10 p.m.
Tickets will be available for purchase to the general public beginning Friday, November 18 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
TICKETS: $52.50, $92.50, & $152.50. Buy tickets at www.LiveNation.com, Smoothie King Center Box Office, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges. For Smoothie King Center box office and ticket information, http://www.smoothiekingcenter.com/events/ticketing-information (phone purchases are not available through the Smoothie King Center Box Office). The Smoothie King Center Box Office is located at 1501 Dave Dixon Drive on the ground level at the east side of the arena.
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