Jan 8, 2014

Billy Joel Rocks BB&T; Center In Front Of A Sold Out Crowd During First Exclusive Show; Only Limited Tickets Left For Saturday, Jan. 11 Show Pres. By Lexus

Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that music superstar Billy Joel rocked a sold out crowd at the Broward County-owned BB&T Center yesterday evening during the first of two exclusive South Florida performances at the “Center of it All.”

Only very limited tickets remain for Joel’s (@billyjoel) exclusive performance on Saturday, Jan. 11 presented by Lexus.

Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets now through www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by phone (800-745-3000) or at the BB&T Center box office during regular business hours. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the soon to be sold out show.

Last night’s Joel performance is 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 (see attached photo).

Wrote David Von Bader of the New Times in his review, “With "farewell" lingering in last night's chilly air, Joel took his post behind a black Steinway and proceeded to run through a perfectly balanced set of hits and deep cuts to a completely packed BB&T Center. The crowd was positively jubilant for the duration of the evening, and though rarities and album tracks cut the bombast of the sing-alongs at times, Joel appeared to revel in the obscurities. However, the hits have not suffered from age. Joel hammered away gleefully at the popular numbers with a voice that appeared to be in as good a shape as ever, holding up the night's energy over the course of the 23-song set with ease.”

“What an incredible evening it was during Billy Joel’s spectacular exclusive performance at the County-owned BB&T Center last night,“ said SSE President & CEO Michael R. Yormark (@PanthersYormark), “With only a limited number of tickets remaining for Saturday’s show, when all is said and done over 40,000 guests are likely to step through the arena doors from nearly every corner of South Florida, the nation, and beyond.”

After a special performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on Dec. 31, Billy Joel’s appearance in Sunrise is his first time performing in South Florida since 2009.
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.”

Billy Joel’s performance at the Barclays Center on New Year’s Eve received rave reviews. After the ball dropped, New York Post stated that hits “You May Be Right”, and “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)" flowed like champagne as the crowd danced on their feet and got the party started.
Kennedy Center Chairman, David M. Rubenstein’s review of Billy Joel reads: “his melodies have provided the soundtrack of our lives for over four decades, making him one of pop music's most prolific and memorable singers and songwriters.”

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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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