BB&T FIELD AT WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
Saturday, October 13, 2018
BILLY JOEL’S FIRST STADIUM CONCERT EVER IN NORTH CAROLINA
Public on-sale Saturday, February 17 at 10:00AM – LiveNation.com
Winston-Salem, NC (February 6, 2018) – Legendary musician Billy Joel will return to North Carolina to perform at BB&T Field at Wake Forest University on Saturday, October 13, 2018. This performance will be Billy Joel’s first stadium concert in North Carolina and only Carolina concert in 2018.
“Wake Forest University is thrilled to be hosting Billy Joel in concert this fall,” said Wake Forest Athletic Director Ron Wellman. “One of the most popular recording artists in the world, Billy is a true legend whose music and live performances have entertained millions of fans over his illustrious career. Our entire community is eager to welcome the ‘Piano Man’ to a packed house at BB&T Field on October 13.”
American Express® is the official presale credit card for this show. As such, American Express® cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Monday, February 12 at 10a local time until Thursday, Febuary 15 at 10p local time. For complete pre-sale details visit www.americanexpress.com/entertainment.
Tickets for the general public go on sale Saturday, February 17 at 10a via livenation.com.
In December 2013, Billy Joel became Madison Square Garden’s first-ever music franchise, joining the ranks of the storied venue’s other original franchises – the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. Since January 2014, Joel has played one show per month at The Garden as part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series. This unprecedented and wildly successful residency has led to 53 sold-out shows thus far.
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 honors 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 Honors, 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 honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person Of The Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
Joel has also performed alongside other music greats at two of Madison Square Garden’s most extraordinary benefit concerts – “12-12-12, The Concert For Sandy Relief,” which raised awareness and money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy and “The Concert for New York City,” which was held to help aid 9/11 victims and heroes. Billy Joel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, adding another milestone to his brilliant career.