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Billy Joel To Play Record-Breaking 7th Show At The Carrier Dome At Syracuse University March 20, 2015

Only NY concert in 2015 outside of Joel's sold-out run
At Madison Square Garden

On sale to the public Saturday, December 6 at 9AM

[December 1, 2014, NEW YORK NY] – Legendary musician Billy Joel has been announced to play a record-breaking 7th show at the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University on Friday, March 20, 2015. Joel’s return to the Dome will be his only scheduled NY show in 2015 outside of his sold-out run at Madison Square Garden.

This performance will officially make Billy Joel the artist to have played the most shows at the Dome, and in honor of this special standing, Syracuse University will hold a banner raising ceremony in March. Joel last played a full stadium show in Syracuse in 2006 as part of the Dome’s 25th anniversary.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Billy Joel to the Carrier Dome, though in truth he has never left,” said Ann Clarke, Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts at Syracuse University. “He has a history of philanthropy with Syracuse University, and his past donations to the College of Visual and Performing Arts continue to benefit our students.”

All tickets to the March 20, 2015 concert will be $89.50 and $59.50 before fees, and will go on sale to the public beginning Saturday, December 6 at 9AM ET. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, December 3 at 9am ET through Friday, December 5 at 9pm ET.

This concert is presented by AEG Live, as was Billy Joel’s last show at the Carrier Dome.

“AEG is proud to once again be a part of bringing Billy Joel to Syracuse,” said Debra Rathwell, Senior Vice President, AEG Live. “Our long standing relationship with Billy Joel has seen many historical moments and we are excited for this record-breaking performance next year.”

Tickets will be available for purchase at www.aeglive.com, Ticketmaster.com (phone: 800.745.3000), and at the Carrier Dome Box Office, 900 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, New York, 13244 (phone: 888.DOME.TIX / 888.336.3849).

About Billy Joel:
Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, 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, the third best-selling solo artist and is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world. Last month, 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 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. “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 TheYear 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.

About AEG Live:
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Cher, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias, George Strait, Hunter Hayes, J Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Shania Twain and Rod Stewart and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

About The Carrier Dome:
The Carrier Dome is a 49,262-seat sports stadium located on the campus of Syracuse University (SU). It is the only domed stadium in the Northeast, and is the largest structure of its kind on a college campus in the country. Since its opening on September 20, 1980, the facility has hosted a wide variety of events. The facility serves as the home of Orange football, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s lacrosse. Furthermore, the “Dome” has hosted numerous rounds of NCAA championships in basketball, lacrosse and track and field and hosts regional and state scholastic competitions in football, as well as NBA pre-season games. In addition to sporting events, the Dome has staged Olympic champion ice skating shows, as well as concerts by stars such as Billy Joel, Elton John, Rod Stewart, U2, Genesis, the Rolling Stones, Garth Brooks, The Who, Neil Diamond, Pink Floyd, the Zak Brown Band and many other rock and country performers.