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February 23, 2013
Billy Joel has retired from touring, but...

BILLY JOEL says fans should not expect him to go on tour anytime soon, or perhaps ever again. He has ruled out a return to touring because he is still struggling from his double hip-replacement surgery he had back in 2008, and the grueling schedule that touring requires, traveling from country to country and city to city, has taken it's toll. BILLY JOEL explains, "I'm just to old to tour" anymore. But although his last World Tour ended in 2008, he as since kept busy with occasional shows such as... "The Last Play at Shea" in 2008, half a dozen Q & A sessions, with a little music, at selected College Universities, the American Red Cross benefit concert at Rockefeller Center, New York City, held on November 2, 2012, The 12.12.12. concert in New York, The New Orleans Jazz Festival (Billy Joel - April 27, 2013) and The Stone Music Festival in Sydney, Australia (Billy Joel - April 21, 2013). If you get the opportunity to see him at any of these select shows do go, because his World-wide touring days are officially over.


February 19, 2013
Billy Joel plays in Sydney, Australia !

BILLY JOEL, David Lee Roth confirmed to headline the Stone Music Festival in Sydney, Australia at the ANZ Stadium over the April 20, 21 2013 weekend along with numerous other acts, such as Kings of Chaos, Buckcherry and Richie Ramone ! Just added are iconic Aussie rock bands The Living End, The Superjesus and the Baby Animals ! BILLY JOEL headlines on day two Sunday April 21, 2013, which will also feature performances by Lifehouse and Illumination Road !


February 2, 2013
Once in a lifetime opportunity with Billy Joel !

On January 30, 2013 BILLY JOEL held a Q&A at Vanderbilt University's Langford Auditorium. (see January 3, 2013 blog on this website) A student had a once in a lifetime opportunity when called upon to ask a question. Well, Micheal Pollack 18, a freshman from Roslyn, Long Island, New York asked BILLY JOEL if he could come up on stage and play "New York State of Mind", and BILLY JOEL said "OK" ! Watch this amazing video of BILLY JOEL and Micheal Pollack performing together ! Also, read billboardbiz article of event titled, "Joel Dazzles Nashville Audience with Q&A / Concert"