After Seven Years, Billy Joel Returns to Seattle
Live for the First Time Ever at Safeco Field
The Only Date in the State of Washington in 2016
Public on-sale Friday, February 5 at 10:00AM – LIVENATION.COM
Seattle, WA (January 27, 2016) – Safeco Field and Live Nation Entertainment are proud to announce that legendary musician Billy Joel will perform at Seattle’s Safeco Field on Friday, May 20, 2016. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, February 5 at 10am at LiveNation.com.
“We are delighted to welcome the incomparable Billy Joel to Safeco Field this season,” said Kevin Mather, President of the Seattle Mariners. “To host a concert event at Safeco Field takes a very special talent, and Billy Joel is one of those special talents. We look forward to an unforgettable evening from one of the world’s greatest performers,” he continued.
American Express┬« Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1 at 10:00 AM through THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4 at 10:00 PM. Tickets will be available for purchase by the general public beginning 10 AM on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 at LiveNation.com.
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. Since January 2014, Joel has played one show per month at The Garden as part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series. This unprecedented and wildly successful residency has led to 30 sold-out shows through June 2016.
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. Joel is also one of the biggest live performing artists in the world, and his concerts continue to break records in both arenas and baseball stadiums.
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, 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.
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 brilliant career.
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