Milwaukee Brewers and Live Nation Celebrate the First Concert Appearance by Billy Joel at Miller Park
Only Midwest Performance for 2019!
FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019
Public on-sale Friday, January 18th at 10AM
The Milwaukee Brewers and Live Nation today announced that legendary musician Billy Joel will make his only Midwest performance of 2019 at Miller Park Friday, April 26th. For Billy Joel, who will celebrate his 70th birthday on May 9, 2019, this event marks his first appearance at the ballpark in his storied career.
“We’re excited to have Billy Joel at Miller Park this April,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “We’ve been fortunate to host a number of award-winning artists over the years, but to have the opportunity to bring a Hall of Fame musician like Billy to Miller Park, and the city of Milwaukee, is truly special.”
American Express cardmembers will have first access to presale tickets for the April 26th show from Monday, January 14th at 10:00AM (CST) through Thursday, January 17th at 10:00PM (CST). Tickets for the April show will be available for purchase by the general public beginning at 10:00AM (CST) on Friday, January 18th via ticketmaster.com and by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. For more information, visit Brewers.com/BillyJoel.
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. 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.
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: New York State of Mind, the documentary film, explores Joel’s unprecedented franchise at Madison Square Garden. Billy Joel: New York State of Mind won five New York Emmys at the 61st Annual NY Emmy Awards in April 2018.
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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