Thursday, January 3, 2019

Philadelphia Phillies and Live Nation Celebrate the First Music Franchise of the Philadelphia Phillies

Billy Joel Named the First Stadium Residency to Perform For A Record-Breaking Sixth Consecutive Year
FRIDAY, MAY 24 | 2019
Public on-sale Friday, January 11th at 10AM

Source: Live Nation Received 1/3/18

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia Phillies and Live Nation Philadelphia today announced Billy Joel will be honored with the first music franchise at Citizens Bank Park. His return to Citizens Bank Park on Friday, May 24, 2019, will continue his stadium residency.

As part of the residency, the Phillies will have a special kiosk set up to offer Billy Joel tour merchandise for sale during all home games in May. In celebration of this announcement, the Phillies are offering a key to Citizens Bank Park to Billy Joel to mark this occasion.

Billy Joel, who will celebrate his 70th birthday on May 9, 2019, is the first artist to perform for a record-breaking six consecutive years at the Phillies Ballpark and he holds the record for the most live performances by any artist in the venue’s 15-year history. 

“Billy Joel’s past performances at Citizens Bank Park have been exceptional which is why his fans in Philadelphia return year after year,” said Phillies Executive Vice President David Buck.  “In addition to being thrilled that he will perform again at Citizens Bank Park in 2019, we are also honored that Billy has chosen our ballpark as his residency.  That speaks volumes about his personal connection with our city.”

American Express cardmembers will have first access to presale tickets for the May 24th show from Monday, January 7th at 10:00AM (EST) through Thursday, January 10th at 10:00PM (EST). Presale ticket access will also be available for the May show through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®. By collaborating with Verified Fan, we can create a safe and reliable shopping experience, and protect the fans from those who are using malicious technology to access tickets. Verified Fan registration opens on Thursday, January 3rd at 12:00PM (EST) and continues until Sunday, January 6th at 12:00AM (EST).  

The Verified Fan presale will run on Monday, January 7th at 10:00AM (EST) through Thursday, January 10th at 10:00PM (EST). A simple registration is all it takes to participate. For more information and to register, visit https://verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/billyjoel2019. Tickets for the May show will be available for purchase by the general public beginning at 10:00AM (EST) on Friday, January 11th via ticketmaster.com and by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.

In November 2014, Billy Joel received both The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song which honors living musical artists’ lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations, and the once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Award, which is presented to American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond.

Joel received The Kennedy Center Honors, one of the United States' top cultural awards, in December 2013. He is also the recipient of six GRAMMY® Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. Joel has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards including a TONY AWARD for "Movin' Out," a Broadway musical based on Joel’s music. For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, Joel was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person Of The Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

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