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News: Billy Joel Announces First Ever Performance In Cardiff And 2024 European Exclusive

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One of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history, Billy Joel will be performing a one-off show at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Friday 9 August 2024, joined by special guest Chris Isaak. This incredibly special show will be Billy Joel’s first in Cardiff and his only European performance in 2024.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 15 December at 10am and presale registration is now open via aegpresents.co.uk

New York’s quintessential son is one of the greatest musicians of our time. Joel’s songs have acted as personal and cultural touchstones for millions of people across five decades. Joel’s string of 33 Top 40 hits, all of which Joel has written himself, began with 1973’s autobiographical ‘Piano Man’. Written while Joel was playing in a Los Angeles lounge. In 2016, the Library of Congress selected ‘Piano Man’ for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its ‘cultural, historic and artistic significance’. The hits have continued for almost five decades, with three of Joel’s Top 40 songs – ‘It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me’, ‘Tell Her About It’ and ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’ – peaking at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts and 23 Grammy nominations awarded to Joel since he signed his first recording contract in 1972.

Joel is one of the most engaging and best-selling live performers of our time, with songs like ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘Just The Way You Are’, ‘The Longest Time’ and ‘Vienna’ – amongst countless others. He began Madison Square Garden’s first-ever music franchise in January 2014 that continues to this day, performing one show at The Garden each month. Joel’s record-breaking residency will end in July 2024, a little more than 10 years after it first began, marking Joel’s 150th lifetime show which have all sold out at the venue. Joel’s MSG shows have redefined the concept of residency; the scope and ambition of Joel’s residency, where he has played once a month at Madison Square Garden, is unprecedented.

The long list of accolades awarded to Joel across his career is testament to the revere given to him by fans, critics and fellow musicians alike. Joel was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by his idol Ray Charles in 1999 – Joel has received the RIAA’s Diamond Award twice for Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II and The Stranger, presented for albums that have sold over 10 million copies, He is the recipient of six GRAMMY® Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award,  Joel has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame including the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award; and he was inducted by Barack and Michelle Obama at the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honor;  and he received a TONY AWARD for “Movin’ Out,” a Broadway musical based on Joel’s music.

Billy Joel at Principality Stadium in Cardiff is the only chance to see the star performer live in Europe next year and follows his sold out 2023 UK date at BST Hyde Park, which saw Joel receive a glowing critical reception across the board, including The Telegraph’s 4 star review calling his show “a jubilant singalong.”

Billy will be joined by special guest Chris Isaak. Over the course of his nearly forty-year career, Platinum-selling and GRAMMY-nominated singer & actor Chris Isaak has performed to sold-out crowds across the globe with his longtime band Silvertone. His music and film credits include thirteen critically acclaimed studio albums, twelve chart-topping singles along with several motion pictures, such as The Silence of the Lambs and That Thing You Do!. His work has also taken him behind the scenes, creating music for multiple film soundtracks, including Eyes Wide Shut, True Romance, Wild at Heart, and Blue Velvet. Isaak has starred in his own critically acclaimed television series The Chris Isaak Show on SHOWTIME, has previously served as a judge on The X Factor Australia, and hosted the music talk show, The Chris Isaak Hour on BIO. 2019 marked the 30th Anniversary of Isaak’s beloved Heart-Shaped World album, which includes his breakthrough classic ‘Wicked Game’. Newly released Everybody Knows It’s Christmas is Isaak’s second career Christmas album and features 13 tracks of originals and covers. Isaak was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance by the Americana Honors.

Tickets on sale Friday 15 December, 10am

Sign up for pre-sale via AEGPRESENTS.CO.UK