Billy Joel 7/11/22

Billy Joel welcomed Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott during his Saturday night (July 9th) show at Detroit’s Comerica Park. Elliott, who’s joined the “Piano Man” onstage twice before — back in 2018 at Boston’s Fenway Park and the following year at Madison Square Garden, led the band through Leppard’s signature 1987 classic, “Pour Some Sugar On Me.”

Billy Joel told us he feels lucky to still be performing at the top of his game these days: [“I kind of have a split opinion about it. Part of me thinks it’s absurd. I’m 73-years-old and I’m doin’ the same gig I was doin’ when I was 16. Y’know, this is a job for a young person and I am now considered elderly and I’m still doin’ the same crazy-ass job — so, that part of it is kinda absurd. The other part of it to me is it’s wonderful. I’ve picked a great job to have. They’re payin’ me all kinds of money, the audiences are bigger than they ever were, people are still comin’ to see me — and there’s a lot of young people out in the crowd, who somehow know my stuff and that’s wonderful! I’m a lucky guy.”] SOUNDCUE (:35 OC: . . . a lucky guy)

  • Billy Joel tour dates (subject to change):
    July 20 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    August 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Concert At PNC Park
    August 24 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    September 9 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    September 23 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
    October 9 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    November 23 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    December 10 – Melbourne, Australia – Melbourne Cricket Ground

TL; DR

  • Billy Joel welcomed Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott during his Saturday night (July 9th) show at Detroit’s Comerica Park to sing “Pour Some Sugar On Me.”

SIDE NOTES

  • Due to the song’s recent popularity on TikTok, Billy Joel has just released a new animated video for “Zanzibar.”
  • The legendary track was originally featured on Billy’s chart-topping, Grammy Award-winning 1978 52nd Street collection.