SUNDAY, JUNE 1 – US AIRWAYS CENTER
FIRST SOLO HEADLINING APPEARANCE IN PHOENIX SINCE 2006
Public on-sale Friday, January 31 at 10am
(January 22, 2014, Phoenix, AZ) – Danny Zelisko Presents and Live Nation announced today that Billy Joel will perform at US Airways Center on Sunday, June 1st at 8:00 PM. The performance marks Billy Joel’s first solo headlining appearance in the market in eight years. This show also marks his 6th ever performance at US Airways Center — which earns him the honor of being the first-ever inductee as a US Airways Center Entertainment Legend.
“We are extremely happy to have Billy return to his home away from home here in Phoenix, for his 6th appearance at the arena since it opened in 1991. We are equally proud that he will be the first Entertainer enshrined as a US Airways Center Entertainment Legend” said Ralph Marchetta, SVP & GM of US Airways Center.
Billy Joel is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world. Having sold over 150 million albums globally, his 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.
Recently, Joel was honored by Steinway & Sons with a painted portrait that hangs in Steinway Hall in Manhattan, the first non-classical pianist to be immortalized in the collection. He played to more than 110,000 fans when he performed the final concerts at Shea Stadium, featured in the 2010 documentary film “The Last Play At Shea.” Joel recently received The Kennedy Center Honor, one of the United States' top cultural awards.
Billy Joel has received six GRAMMY® Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. He has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards. His music has also served as the inspiration and score for the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway play “Movin’ Out.”
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning MONDAY, JANUARY 27th at 10:00 AM through THURSDAY, JANUARY 30th at 10:00 PM. Tickets will be available for purchase by the general public on FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st at 10:00 AM via ticketmaster.com, US Airways Center box office, and by calling 800.745.3000.