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Billy Joel To Perform At AMALIE Arena Friday, January 22

Tickets go on sale October 23 at 10:00 AM

TAMPA, FL – Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC announced today that legendary musician Billy Joel will perform at AMALIE Arena in Tampa, Florida on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, October 19 at 10:00 AM through Thursday, October 22 at 10:00 PM.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, October 23 at 10:00 AM and can be purchased at the McDonald’s® Ticket Office at AMALIE Arena, Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster.com. To order tickets by phone call 800.745.3000.

“We are very proud to welcome Billy Joel back to Tampa Bay! On January 22, 2016 AMALIE Arena will come alive when the ‘piano man” takes the stage,“ said Elmer Straub, Vice President of Event Booking.

Billy Joel is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world. Having sold over 150 million albums globally, Billy Joel’s music has remained among the most popular in the world. The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist.

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. “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 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 extraordinary career.

AMALIE Arena/Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC:
Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC is an entity established by Jeff Vinik in March, 2010 to manage the National Hockey’s League’s Tampa Bay Lightning, the Arena Football League’s Tampa Bay Storm and the leasehold rights to Amalie Arena, the 19,204-seat downtown Tampa home in which the teams play their games. The venue opened in 1996 and was named the Ice Palace at the time, but it became Amalie Arena in September, 2014 when the family-owned, Tampa Bay-based AMALIE Oil Company elected to partner with Vinik and Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment. Since Vinik’s purchase in 2010, he has led a complete brand and business transformation of the Lightning, the Storm and the arena which was anchored by a mostly private $60+ million dollar renovation of the publicly owned facility.

Visit AmalieArena.com for a full schedule of upcoming events.

TICKETS: Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, October 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the McDonald’s® Ticket Office at Amalie Arena, Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster.com. Order tickets by phone by calling 800.745.3000. Visit amaliearena.com or call 813.301.2500 for more information.

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Billy Joel at AMALIE Arena in Tampa, Florida January 22, 2016