Padres announce Billy Joel to perform at Petco Park

BY foxsports • January 12, 2016

San Diego, CA (January 12, 2016) -- Billy Joel will be returning to San Diego for the first time in 15 years, performing one show at Petco Park on Saturday, May 14th. This will be the only performance Joel performs in California in 2016 and this concert marks the Artist's first time in his extraordinary career to perform at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres!

American Express card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, January 18th at 10am through Thursday, January 21st at 10pm.

Tickets will be available for purchase for the public beginning Friday, January 22nd at 10am at the Petco Park box office, on line at www.padres.com/billyjoel, www.livenation.com or charge by phone at 619-795-5555.

Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $129.50

In December 2013, Billy Joel became Madison Square Garden's first-ever music franchise, joining the ranks of the storied venue's other original franchises -- the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. Since January 2014, Joel has played one show per month at The Garden as part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series. This unprecedented and wildly successful residency has led to 30 sold-out shows through June 2016. 

Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time, the third best-selling solo artist and is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world. 

In November 2014, Billy Joel received both The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song which honors living musical artists’ lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations, and the once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Award, which is presented to American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond.

In December 2013, Joel received The Kennedy Center Honors, one of the United States' top cultural awards. He is also the recipient of six GRAMMY Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. Joel has been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards including a TONY AWARD for "Movin' Out," a Broadway musical based on Joel’s music. For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, Joel was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person Of The Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

Joel has also performed alongside other music greats at two of Madison Square Garden's most extraordinary benefit concerts -- "12-12-12, The Concert For Sandy Relief," which raised awareness and money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy and "The Concert for New York City," which was held to help aid 9/11 victims and heroes. Billy Joel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, adding another milestone to his brilliant career.

For Live Nation Contact:  Kira Finkenberg 858-492-1116 or kira@thekiraco.com

For San Diego Padres/Petco Park:  Shana Wilson 619-795-5261 or swilson@padres.com

(h/t San Diego Padres)

 



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