FIRST ARTIST TO PERFORM TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS AT THE HISTORIC BALLPARK
THURSDAY, JULY 16th, 2015
Public on-sale Friday, February 6th at 10:00AM
[January 29, 2015, Boston, MA] – Billy Joel will return to Boston for the second consecutive year to perform at Fenway Park on Thursday, July 16th, 2015. Joel is the first artist to perform at the historic ballpark two consecutive years.
Red Sox Executive Vice President/COO Sam Kennedy said, “How awesome is it that as we dig out of a New England blizzard, we can turn our thoughts to ‘The Piano Man’ playing again on a summer night at Fenway Park? Thank you, Billy Joel—the first artist to play Fenway Park two consecutive years!”
“Of the many shows we have presented at Fenway Park by the very greatest artists in our industry, none have surpassed Billy Joel's performance last summer in fan reaction,” said Dave Marsden, Live Nation Boston promoter. “And we are absolutely thrilled that Billy evidently enjoyed the show as much as his fans did!”
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. 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.
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.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2 at 10:00 AM through THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5 at 10:00 PM. Tickets will be available for purchase by the general public beginning 10 AM on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6 via RedSox.com/BillyJoel
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