Billy Joel announced he’ll be pushing his Fenway park concert — originally set for this August 28th — for next year. Pending final approval by the City of Boston, the make-up date for the gig will be August 4th, 2021.
A message to fans was posted on BillyJoel.com, which read, “Tickets purchased for the 2020 concert will be honored for the rescheduled date. Ticket holders will be emailed directly with refund options for those unable to attend next year. They will have 30 days to respond. Patrons who purchased tickets in person at the box office and would like a refund are asked to call (877) 733-7699 for more information.”
Billy Joel told us that he keeps the main fan base happy by slaying them with hit after hit during the show, and gets to keep himself and the band sharp by digging deep into his back catalogue by playing some obscure older tunes — which the diehards eat up: [“We actually enjoy playing those tracks more than the hits. Number One, because we don’t get to play them that often, and Number Two, because, y’know, they’re different. So, we pulled a few chestnuts out, some things didn’t work, some things did work and they kind of stayed in the set. Songs like ‘Zanzibar’ from 52nd Street, because we got a trumpet player now, and the guy just blows the audience away when he plays. And I took ‘Root Beer Rag’ out of the mothballs — I wasn’t even sure if I was going to be able to play that anymore.”] SOUNDCUE (:25 OC: . . . play that anymore)
UPDATED: Billy Joel tour dates (subject to change):
September 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
October 11 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
November 13 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
December 20 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
January 13, 2021 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
February 3, 2021 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
April 17, 2021 – Charlotte, NC – Bank Of America Stadium
June 26, 2021 – Notre Dame, IN – Notre Dame Stadium
July 9, 2021 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
August 14, 2021 – Buffalo, NY – New Era Field
August 28, 2021 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
September 10, 2021 – Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ball Park
SOURCE: Press release
- Billy Joel announced he’ll be pushing his Fenway park concert — originally set for this August 28th — for next year.
- Pending final approval by the City of Boston, the make-up date for the gig will be August 4th, 2021.
- Liberty DeVitto — Billy Joel‘s legendary drummer between 1975 and 2005 — will publish his memoirs on July 14th. The book, titled, Liberty: Life, Billy, And The Pursuit Of Happiness, features a foreword by the “Piano Man” himself, ending years of bad blood between Billy and DeVitto.
- According the book’s announcement, among the topics covered in the autobiography are, “The making of each of Billy’s albums is recounted in detail, with specific memories from the recording sessions of every song on every album from Turnstiles through Storm Front. Liberty then shares stories from the production and tour for River Of Dreams and the end of his tenure with Billy.”