Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Billy Joel, Elton John to play Wrigley Field

The Piano Man and the Rocket Man are pairing up for a concert this summer at Chicago's Wrigley Field.

Promoters announced Tuesday that Billy Joel and Elton John will play together at the home of the Chicago Cubs on July 21.

The singer-songwriters will perform duets playing twin pianos and trading vocals. Each will play a set with his own band, followed by both bands joining for a finale.

Tickets, which go on sale Saturday, range from $55 to $175 before fees and service charges.

Joel and John started their hugely successful "Face 2 Face" concert tours in 1994. They played together in the Chicago area in 2001 and 2003.

I honestly don't know how I feel about this. I am intrigued and repulsed in equal amounts. The answer: free tickets. I need free tickets.


Crescent said...

whoa whoa whoa. You guys hate Billy Joel????????????

Alvy said...

I'd pay $200 to see him play "The Stranger" in its entirety at the Hideout.

You'd have to pay me $200 to see him play "River of Dreams" from 1/4 mile away while being puked on by a guy wearing a backwards baseball hat, a tye-dyed Cub Fan/Bud Man shirt, and Tevas. And give me ludes.

Crescent said...

Okay okay. THAT I get. As long as his previous work is in high regard that's all I care about. I hate his new stuff too.

Except my first solo in junior high was

"If you said good-bye to me tonight.....there would still be music left to write...ahhhhh" (Crescent walks back to the risers and continues singing alto harmony)

so I have a soft spot for that one.