Live Nation announced today that Billy Joel will perform at Nationals Park - home of the Washington Nationals - in Washington, DC on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The performance marks Billy Joel's first solo headlining appearance at the ballpark.
"Billy Joel's music has been part of the fabric of our lives for more than 40 years, and we are thrilled to have him back at Nationals Park," said Catherine Silver, Nationals Vice President of Ballpark Enterprises & Guest Experience. "He electrified the crowd with his fantastic performance at our first-ever concert in 2009 and we know our fans will be excited to see him again this summer."
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." 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 Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. through Friday, Jan. 31 at 10 p.m.
January 30 will also mark the special pre-sale period for Nationals Season Plan Holders. Tickets will be available for purchase by the general public beginning 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 via nationals.com/billyjoel.