Major Concert Announcement at Citizens Bank Park Today…

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From the Phillies PR Dept and Live Nation…

[January 23, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA] – Live Nation has announced today that Billy Joel will perform at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014.  The performance marks Billy Joel’s first solo headlining appearance at Citizens Bank Park and the first time he has performed in Philadelphia since 2009.

“We are honored to host Billy Joel in one of his few scheduled performances,” said Richard Deats, Vice President, Phillies Enterprises. “Partners like Live Nation continue to bring our community world-class entertainment, and we look forward to a memorable evening with the music icon Billy Joel.”

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.

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.”  This week, 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 Tony Award-winning Broadway play “Movin’ Out.”

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