Billy Joel is finally coming back to the UK for a massive outdoor show next summer

29 September 2022, 10:33

By Mayer Nissim

Billy Joel is coming to London's Hyde Park as part of the BST Hyde Park concert series.

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Despite being well into his 70s, Billy Joel is showing no signs of slowing down.

The singer-songwriter is constantly on the road – he's racked up over 125 shows at New York's Madison Square Garden alone – but his last UK convert came three years ago at Wembley Stadium in 2019.

British fans will finally get the chance to see Billy up close and personal once more, when he returns to our shores for a massive one-off performance.

Billy Joel plays BST Hyde Park in London on Friday July, 7 2023 – his only European show all year.

Tickets go on general sale on Thursday, October 6 at 10am, but if you're a an American Express cardholders you'll already have access to a pre-sale.

Billy Joel live in Vegas
Billy Joel live in Vegas. Picture: Myrna Suárez

Joel is the second headliner announced for this year's BST Hyde Park concerts, with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band already booked to top the bill on July 6 and 8.

With Bruce's two shows bookending Joel's concert, it's not impossible that they may pop up during each other's sets.

The two singer-songwriters have played with each other in the past, with Springsteen joining Joel for a duet of 'Born to Run' during Billy's 100th Madison Square Garden show in 2018.

Billy Joel - Live in Hyde Park
Billy Joel - Live in Hyde Park. Picture: Live Nation

If you want to relive Billy Joel's past glories ahead of his UK return, you can catch his concert film Live at Yankee Stadium on the big screen next month.

Filmed at the Bronx stadium in 1990, the film is coming to cinemas next month for a two-night global fan event.

The classic homecoming show will be screened at various cinemas around the world – including the UK – on Wednesday, October 5 and Sunday, October 9. Tickets are available now.

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