1/30/2014 11:37 A.M. ET
Billy Joel to perform for the first time at Fenway Park June 26
By / MLB.com
January 30, 2014, Boston, MA] - Billy Joel will perform at Boston's Historic Fenway Park on Thursday, June 26. It will be his first solo headlining concert in Boston in five years.
"Billy Joel's upcoming concert at Fenway Park adds to the celebrated list of music legends that have performed at the ballpark since 2003," said Red Sox EVP/COO Sam Kennedy. "We look forward to hosting the music icon at Fenway in June for what we know will be a memorable performance."
Billy Joel is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world. Having sold over 150 million albums globally, his 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.
"It is an honor to bring Billy Joel back to Boston and have him play historic Fenway Park. His music transcends generations. This will be an event that fans will remember for years to come." Don Law, Live Nation President New England.
Recently, Joel was honored by Steinway & Sons with a painted portrait that hangs in Steinway Hall in Manhattan, the first non-classical pianist to be immortalized in the collection. He played to more than 110,000 fans when he performed the final concerts at Shea Stadium, featured in the 2010 documentary film "The Last Play At Shea." Joel recently received 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 Tony Award-winning Broadway play "Movin' Out."
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3 at 10:00AM through FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 at 10:00PM.
Tickets will be available for purchase by the general public beginning SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 at 10:00AM via www.redsox.com/billyjoel.
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