Billy Joel Tickets for Sale
Billy Joel is the enigmatic piano man who has sold tickets around the world and set the world on fire with his eclectic catalog of ballads, piano rock, and doo wop songs. Billy Joel seemed set for musical fame after reluctantly taking up piano lessons at his mother's request. Tickets to see the American pianist and singer-songwriter see songs filled with passion not normally associated with other popular piano acts.
That passion finds its origins in his childhood. Billy Joel grew up in New York, the child an accomplished concert pianist, and endured torment from local kids for his lessons. To combat this bullying Billy Joel learned to box. That fighting spirit has shown through his career as he worked hard to produce music he wanted and tried to sell tickets in a musical climate often going in a different direction.
Early on he joined a band after finding inspiration from seeing the Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan show in 1964. Playing for the Echos at just the age of fourteen, Billy Joel toyed with the idea of leaving high school to pursue a life as a professional musician. One morning, after over sleeping from a show they sold tickets for the night before, the pop pianist missed an examination in English that left him one credit shy of graduation. Faced with summer school, Joel decided to leave without a high school degree (although later in 1992 on the high school would waive the credit and give him a diploma).
After the demise of a couple of bands, Billy Joel decided to strike out on his own. In 1971, at the age of 22, he released his debut solo alum, Cold Spring Harbor. The album did not sell many records or tickets, but it did catch the ear of a Columbia Records executive and landed him a contract with a major record label.
In 1972, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked on his next album and worked as a musician in a piano bar. Though Billy Joel has said that the three years spent in Los Angeles were a mistake, they did help him mingle with record executives. Piano Man was released in 1973. Often considered a musical biopic of his experience at the piano bar, the album was a break through record for the pianist and made Billy Joel tickets in demand for the first time.
The success was tarnished by the editing that Billy Joel felt packaged his songs as pop songs and the deal that Columbia struck with his old label, which gave them 25 percent of the royalties. The second album, Streetlife Serenade, released the next year contained little digs at his experience with the music industry, but also featured a far more confident singer whose name appeared on tickets instead of on flyers for a piano bar.
Two album later, in 1977, Billy Joel reached true music stardom, with The Stranger reaching diamond certification. The album was fueled by the collaboration between Billy Joel and producer Phil Ramone. "Just the Way You Are", "Movin' Out", "Only the Good Die Young", and "She's Always a Woman". The successful record guaranteed his name on tickets for a headlining tour and won him tow of three Grammy Nominations.
The allure of Billy Joel tickets did not fade as the topped the charts with four more albums until his retirement from pop music in 1993. The pianist still tours and is glad to play his piano rock for his fans around the world.
Billy Joel's latest endeavor is the Face to Face tour with Elton John. The two masters of piano and rock are traversing the country delivering concerts that feature the most notable songs from their incredible catalog of hit songs and anthems.
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