Ever want to see several people your parents’ age sing along to “Piano Man” in the same place where several people your parents’ age regularly sing along to “Sweet Caroline”? That dream can now become a reality, in case you missed your first chance.
Save the date for July 16, as Billy Joel will be performing at Fenway, marking his second consecutive year doing so, the first artist to accomplish such a feat. We can expect, or at least hope, he’ll play classic smash hits such as “Piano Man” along with others like “You May Be Right” and “Just The Way You Are.”
“Of the many shows we have presented at Fenway Park by the very greatest artists in our industry, none have surpassed Billy Joel’s performance last summer in fan reaction,” Live Nation Boston promoter Dave Marsden said in a press release. “And we are absolutely thrilled that Billy evidently enjoyed the show as much as his fans did!”
Joel was last at Fenway on June 26, 2014 and with the help of guest stars Emma Stanganelli — a 13-year-old musician at the time — and singer Zac Brown, they delivered a concert that those in attendance will not soon forget.
Joel is seen as one of the most respected entertainers and is among the talented artists inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In a press release, Red Sox Executive Vice President and COO Sam Kennedy expressed his excitement for Joel’s concert saying “how awesome is it that as we dig out of a new England Blizzard, we can turn our thoughts to ‘The Piano Man’ playing again on a summer night at Fenway Park?”
Remember to get your tickets early as sales begin on Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. Early bird tickets will be available from Feb. 2 10 a.m. to Feb. 5 10 p.m. for American Express Card Members.
Welcome back, Billy.