Music legend Billy Joel is coming to Australia to perform a special one-off concert.
Tea Piano Man superstar will belt out his greatest hits at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 10 this year.
Billy Joel is the third-bestselling solo artist of all time, having sold more than 150 million records across his career.
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The 73-year-old’s one-night-only show on the hallowed turf of the MCG is part of Always Live, a collaboration between the Victorian Government and Frontier Touring.
“It’s strange to go all the way to Australia to do just one show, but I guess that’s the deal,” Joel told the Herald Sun on Monday.
Joel has promised fans will get to hear his biggest songs when he takes the stage, which could include Uptown Girl, Piano Man, Just the Way You Are, Movin’ Out, Allentown, She’s Always A Woman and The River Of Dreams.
“You’ve got to do songs that people know. You can’t just do all your obscure album tracks because a lot of people may not know them,” he said.
“You’ve got to have a good amount of hits, but you’ve also got to do songs you like to do.”
It’s the second time Joel will have performed at the MCG after he sang with Elton John there in 1998.
Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp told Sunrise event organizers and all levels of government in Victoria are “pulling out all the stops” to keep her city’s status “as the events and arts capital of Australia” post-pandemic.
“We are absolutely thrilled that one of the greatest artists of our era will be playing at an iconic stadium in the music capital of Australia,” she said.
Watch Sally Capp speak to Nat and Kochie about the one-off concert below
General admission tickets go on sale on July 4 from 10am here and Frontier members can access pre-sale tickets on June 30 from 11am.
Telstra Plus Members can access pre-sale tickets on June 27 from 10am here.