AVIVA STADIUM, DUBLIN
Saturday 23 June 2018
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 9 OCTOBER AT 9AM
ONLY IRISH APPEARANCE IN 2018
FIRST TIME BACK IN IRELAND SINCE 2013
Dublin, IRELAND – Following his last sell out Show in Dublin in 2013, legendary musician BILLY JOEL has confirmed a return to Ireland to play the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 23 June in what will be his only Irish appearance in 2018. Tickets go on sale Monday 9 October at 9am from all usual outlets.
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. This year alone, Billy Joel had record-breaking sell outs in 9 stadiums including unprecedented sell outs 4 years in a row at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and Fenway Park in Boston.
Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, scoring 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, Billy Joel ranks as one of 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 November 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. He is one of only two singers to perform the National Anthem twice at the Super Bowl, 18 years apart.
In December 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. Billy Joel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, adding another milestone to his brilliant career.
Also 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. For nearly four years now, Joel has held a residency at The Garden performing monthly gigs. To date, Billy has sold out 47 consecutive months at Madison Square Gardens plus continues to break records with the most number of performances by any Artist (88) at the renowned venue.
Tickets for BILLY JOEL go on sale Monday 9 October at 9.00am from:
All Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide
24hr Credit Card Bookings:-
0818 719300 (ROI)
0844 277 4455 (NI)
Book online www.ticketmaster.ie
For more concert information check www.aikenpromotions.com