Press Release: Billy Joel Coming To M&T Bank Stadium

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BILLY JOEL

IN CONCERT

M&T BANK STADIUM - BALTIMORE, MD

SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015

RETURNS TO BALTIMORE AFTER NEARLY FOUR DECADES

Public on-sale Friday, February 6 at 10am

[January 29, 2015, Baltimore, MD] – Live Nation announced today that legendary musician Billy Joel will perform at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

"We are very excited that Billy Joel is coming to M&T Bank Stadium this summer," said Baltimore Ravens President Dick Cass.  "He is one of the most popular entertainers of our time, and it will be a memorable evening for our city."

"I am pleased to join thousands of music fans in welcoming Billy Joel back to our city,"  said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. "Billy is one of the most acclaimed musicians of our generation, and his songs have entertained millions of fans around the world for decades. M&T Bank Stadium is the perfect venue to host this event and allow the "piano man" to thrill us with his amazing talents."

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 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 extraordinary career.

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 to the general public beginning 10:00 AM on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6 via www.livenation.com.


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