legendary musician Billy Joel is set to perform a special concert in Australia later this year.
In collaboration with Frontier Touring, the Victorian Government and ALWAYS LIVE, the 73-year-old ‘Piano Man’ singer was delighted to announce he was coming Down Under to perform a one-night-only gig at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 10 – and he could not be more excited.
“I’m happy to announce that I’m finally coming to Australia to do one exclusive show at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as part of ALWAYS LIVE,” Joel said in a video message to fans.
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The singer – who has topped the charts with hits such as ‘Always a Woman’, ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ and ‘Uptown Girl’ – has not played in Melbourne in 14 years and is counting down the days until he returns .
“It’s been a really long time since I’ve been there, I’m really looking forward to coming and I’m bringing the whole family and we’re going to enjoy it. I’ll see you there.”
ALWAYS LIVE Chair and Mushroom Group CEO Matt Gudinski – who took the reins following the death of his father Michael Gudinski last year – said they were thrilled to welcome Joel to Melbourne.
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“What a coup for Victoria, the music capital, to have one of the greatest artists of our era perform exclusively in Melbourne at one of the greatest stadiums in the world,” Matt said in a press release. “To work with ALWAYS LIVE to bring his show to the ‘G fulfils a dream my great father and I had… To host Billy here in Melbourne is truly special.”
Joel is arguably one of the most recognized faces and voices in music. He has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, making him the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time, and the third best-selling solo artist. And no wonder – the iconic musician holds six Grammy Awards to his name from a whopping 23 nominations.
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