Billy Joel Announces Concert At Tampa Bay Times Forum

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BILLY JOEL ANNOUNCES CONCERT AT THE TAMPA BAY TIMES FORUM

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 15 at 10:00 AM

TAMPA, FL – Billy Joel will headline a solo arena concert in Tampa for the first time since 2006 when he performs at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, November 11 at 10:00 AM through Thursday, November 14 at 10:00 PM.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM and can be purchased at the McDonald’s® Ticket Office at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster.com. To order tickets by phone call 800.745.3000.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Billy Joel back to Tampa Bay! The Tampa Bay Times Forum will be electric on January 17, 2014 when this music icon hits the stage!,” said Elmer Straub, Vice President of Event Booking.

Billy Joel is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world. Having sold over 150 million albums globally, Billy Joel’s music has remained among the most popular in the world. The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist.

Last month, Joel thrilled the crowd as he performed is first Long Island concert in 11 years. He also paid tribute to Long Island Cares, the Happauge-based charity founded by Harry Chapin that Joel chose to receive proceeds from the sold-out show. Joel returned to Europe last month for the first time in seven years to perform three shows in the UK and his first-ever indoor concert in Ireland, at the O2 in Dublin. In December, Billy Joel will receive The Kennedy Center Honor, one of the United States’ top cultural awards.

Billy Joel has received six GRAMMY® Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. He has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards. His music has also served as the inspiration and score for the hit Broadway play “Movin’ Out” which took home two Tony Awards, including Best Orchestration and Best Choreography. Recently, Joel was honored by Steinway & Sons with a painted portrait that hangs in Steinway Hall in Manhattan. Joel is the first non-classical pianist to be immortalized in the Steinway Hall collection. He played the final concerts at Shea Stadium to more than 110,000 fans. The concerts were featured in the 2010 documentary film, “The Last Play At Shea.”

Tickets: Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, November 15 at 10:00 AM at the McDonald’s® Ticket Office at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster.com. To order tickets by phone call 800.745.3000. Tickets are priced at: $39.50, $89.50 and $119.50. Prices do not include facility fee or service charges. For Group Sales Tickets please call 813.301.6900. Advanced parking passes are available at Ticketmaster.com or the Times Forum ticket office.

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