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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