Jan 12, 2014

Billy Joel Breaks BB&T; Center Attendance Record During Standing Room Only Show Saturday Pres. By Lexus

Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that music superstar Billy Joel broke the all-time concert attendance record at the Broward County-owned BB&T Center when 20,727 guests attended his exclusive South Florida performance on Saturday night presented by Lexus.

Last night’s show broke the previous BB&T Center concert attendance record held by Celine Dion on Oct. 3, 1998 – when the arena officially opened – with 20,614 guests.

Joel’s spectacular Saturday night show was the second of two consecutive exclusive performances that saw more than 40,000 guests visit the BB&T Center. With shows on Tuesday and last night, the “Center of it All” is the only venue to have two consecutive Joel concerts on its calendar in less than a week’s time.

Both of Joel‘s performances are already being described as legendary as he played most of his greatest hits for more than two hours, captivating the crowd and utilizing the arena’s new state-of-the-art scoreboard – Big Red – during his entire performance.

“What an incredible evening for Broward County, the BB&T Center and this entire community as Billy Joel broke the arena’s all-time concert attendance record with an absolutely spectacular performance,“ said SSE President & CEO Michael R. Yormark (@PanthersYormark), “With more than 40,000 guests for two Billy Joel concerts, these last six days will go down as one of the best and most exciting weeks in the history of this venue as it continues to wave the flag of notoriety for Broward County and the South Florida community.”

Considered one of the best-selling artists of all time with over 150 million records sold worldwide, the “Piano Man” has six Grammy awards, including the Grammy Legend Award. On Dec. 8, Joel received the Kennedy Center Honors as he sat next to the President and First Lady for a memorable night that “celebrates five extraordinary individuals who have spent their lives elevating the cultural vibrancy of our nation and the world.”  

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Jan 7 , 2014

Billy Joel

With special guest Gavin DeGraw

Having ended a three-year live performance hiatus with a moving and critically-acclaimed appearance at New York’s 12-12-12 concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy, music superstar Billy Joel announced a concert at the BB&T Center on January 7, 2014.  The concert will be Joel’s first in South Florida since 2009. Billy Joel is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world.  Having sold over 150 million albums globally, Billy Joel’s music has remained among…
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