Batter Up! Billy Joel to Play Ballparks

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Pitchers and catchers still have a few weeks before they report to Major League Baseball spring training camps. But though many are experiencing frigid temperatures these days, we can’t help but getting warm thoughts with the news that Billy Joel has begun booking his annual concerts at some of America’s most beloved ballparks.

Booked thus far are his sixth consecutive year playing at Boston’s Fenway Park, home of the 2018 World Series champion Red Sox. The Piano Man will be the first to be inducted into a new Music Hall of Fame at the beloved ballpark.

Watch Joel perform “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant” at Fenway in 2018

He’ll also perform for the sixth year at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park (home of the Phillies), where he’ll be honored with the stadium’s first music franchise.

In 2019, he’ll make his first visits to Denver’s Coors Field (home of the Rockies), the Milwaukee Brewers’ Miller Park, and Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. See the complete schedule below.

Joel, who turns 70 on May 9, also continues his monthly residency at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, where dates have already been announced through July. Since January 2014, Joel has played one show per month at The Garden, an unprecedented run. The July concert will mark his 66th consecutive sold-out show at the World’s Most Famous Arena and his 112th overall performance at the Garden.

Watch Joel perform “New York State of Mind” at the Garden in August 2017

Related: Our review of Joel’s March 2015 show with surprise guest Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals

The MSG shows are often marked with surprise guest appearances by fellow classic rock legends. On Jan. 11, 2018, Joel was joined by Foreigner’s Mick Jones and Lou Gramm. In December 2017, Steve Miller sang “The Joker” with him. On Sept. 26, 2017, Joel reversed the trend when he joined Paul McCartney onstage at the Garden.

Related: Looking back at Joel’s historic MSG residency and surprise guests

The beloved musician, singer and songwriter has sold a reported 150 million records worldwide. In 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 for Movin’ Out, a Broadway musical based on his music.

Billy Joel 2019 Concert Dates (Tickets are available here)

Jan 24 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Feb 14 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Mar 09 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field
Mar 21 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Apr 12 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Apr 26 – Milwaukee, WI – Miller Park
May 09 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
May 24 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
Jun 02 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Jun 22 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
Jul 11 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Jul 26 – Baltimore, MD – Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Aug 08 – Denver, CO – Coors Field
Aug TBD – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Sep 14 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
Sep TBD – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Oct 12 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Park

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