Billy Joel announces Old Trafford Football Ground gig

Bill Joel will play at Manchester's Old Trafford Football Ground

Billy Joel has announced that he will perform one UK show in 2018 – at Manchester United’s Old Trafford Football Ground.

The legendary musician will perform at the stadium for the first ever time in June 2018, making his first live UK performance since 2016’s Wembley Stadium show.

Billy Joel is one of the biggest concert draws in the world and continues this achievement with an impressive run of sold-out consecutive stadium shows and concert arenas. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, scoring 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, 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 and the third best-selling solo artist. In 2016, the Library of Congress selected “Piano Man” for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its “cultural, historic, and artistic significance.”

In November 2014, Billy Joel received both The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song which honours 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 Honours, 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 honoured as the 2002 MusiCares Person Of The Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Billy Joel has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, adding another milestone to his brilliant career.

Where and when does Billy Joel perform in Manchester?

Billy Joel’s only UK date in 2018 is set for Manchester’s Old Trafford Football Ground on Saturday 16 June 2018.

When do tickets for Billy Joel at Manchester’s Old Trafford Football Ground go on sale?

Tickets for Billy Joel at Old Trafford Football Ground go on general sale at 9.30am on Friday 13 October.  VIP and hospitality packages are also available.

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