About Billy Joel
Billy Joel Tickets
With a career spanning decades and more awards and accolades you can count, Billy Joel is one of the biggest and best performers in the world. He has 12 studio albums under his belt and is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, and for a good reason: his songs move your soul.
Billy the Kid
Born in a small town known as Oyster Bay, Long Island, Billy was born William Martin Joel. Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s instilled a love of music in the future megastar, and after taking piano lessons at the behest of his mother, young Billy became convinced and confident that he would make a living as a musician. He even missed out on graduating from high school because he was too busy playing in piano bars to help support his family.
But Billy was fine with it. He’s famously said that he was heading to Columbia Records, not Columbia University. Interestingly enough, Columbia is indeed the record company that picked up Billy’s contract after a live recording of “Captain Jack” generated some major buzz on local Philadelphia radio stations in the early '70s. It was around this time that Billy composed his arguably most famous song, “Piano Man,” based on his experiences working piano bars to make ends meet.
Super-Stardom and Beyond
Billy’s career skyrocketed in the late '70s, starting with the release of his album The Stranger and continuing nonstop until 1993, which is the last time he released a studio album. From classical to doo-wop to contemporary to just plain old rock-and-roll, Billy has done it all and then some, with his eclectic style offering someone for everyone.
The man is an absolute machine. He’s essentially been on tour since 1994, traveling all over the world either as a solo act or together with other superstars like Elton John. Always a New Yorker at heart, Billy’s favorite venue is Madison Square Garden in New York City, but you can find him anywhere there’s an audience thirsting for his music.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much are Billy Joel tickets?
It depends! Billy Joel ticket prices will differ depending on the source and the seats. The average price for Billy Joel concert tickets is $60 a ticket, and that’s for nosebleed seats. If you want floor seats – or if you’re shopping for tickets at a popular venue – prices for Billy Joel concert tickets start from a few hundred dollars.
How to buy Billy Joel tickets?
With demand at a peak, Billy Joel ticket prices will likely be pretty high if purchased directly from the box office. That means the best way to buy cheap Billy Joel concert tickets is through an online ticket marketplace.
Ticket marketplaces like Gametime are perfect for these types of concerts because we put you in contact with resellers looking to move seats at a relative bargain. It’s the safest and most affordable way to get the best price for Billy Joel tickets.
Is Billy Joel coming to a city near me?
Billy Joel's 2021 tour dates for various shows can be found above. Check out the full tour schedule above and browse Gametime inventory for Billy Joel 2021 tour tickets in a city near you.
Will Billy Joel tour in 2021?
Yep! After kicking off his tour in Indiana this June, Billy Joel will hit many cities in North America this summer, and continuing throughout the remainder of the year.
What’s the Billy Joel 2021 tour setlist?
You never know what’s going to happen at a Billy Joel concert, but here’s the predicted setlist for his 2021 tour:
- Big Shot
- My Life
- The Longest Time
- The Downeaster Alexa
- The Entertainer
- Don't Ask Me Why
- Keeping the Faith
- New York State of Mind
- She's Always a Woman
- Show Me the Way
- Baby, I Love Your Way
- Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
- I Go to Extremes
- Sometimes a Fantasy
- Only the Good Die Young
- The River of Dreams
- Nessun dorma (Giacomo Puccini cover)
- Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
- Piano Man
- We Didn't Start the Fire
- Uptown Girl
- It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
- You May Be Right
How long is a Billy Joel concert?
With such an epic setlist, you can expect Billy Joel’s performance to last for around three hours from start to finish. Expect up to 20 songs during the show, plus at least one encore.
How much are Billy Joel floor seats?
The best way to see Billy Joel live is up close and personal from the floor, but these seats are generally quite expensive. Currently, the average price for floor Billy Joel tickets is around $400.
If you’re on a budget like most of us, you can always wait until the last minute in hopes that Billy Joel ticket prices will go down. Resellers will often drop prices on any remaining tickets as the event date approaches in order to move their inventory, so waiting it out can pay off big time. Of course, if you find great seats in your price range now, jump on it – you never know what can happen as demand changes over time!