Record Breaking Fourth Concert
WRIGLEY FIELD – THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th
Special Flag to honor event
Public on-sale Saturday, January 24th at 10:00AM
[January 15, 2015, Chicago, IL] – On the North side, Ernie Banks famously coined the phrase of “Let's play two.” This year, legendary musician Billy Joel will put the iconic quote in his own terms with let’s play four. Joel will return for the second consecutive year to perform at Wrigley Field on Thursday, August 27th, 2015. The performance will mark Billy Joel’s record setting fourth performance and firmly establishes him as the all time leader in concert ticket sales at Wrigley Field.
In honor of this record setting performance the Cubs will create an original flag for the event. Those flags will fly from the 28 flagpoles on the Wrigley Field roof on the day of the concert signifying the Piano Man’s unprecedented accomplishment.
“Billy Joel will be the first artist to take the stage at iconic Wrigley Field four times – more than any other artist in the history of Wrigley Field,” said Chicago Cubs Chairman, Tom Ricketts. “As we work to restore the heritage of this great ballpark, it is an honor to have the legendary Billy Joel become a part of our rich and celebrated history.”
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 TUESDAY, JANUARY 20 at 10:00 AM through FRIDAY, JANUARY 23 at 10:00 PM. Tickets will be available for purchase by the general public beginning 10 AM on SATURDAY, JANUARY 24 via Tickets.com, or by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS.
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