Another Bucket List-er: Billy Joel At Notre Dame Stadium
Time has a way of creeping up on you. They were mega stars in the mid-1970's and 1980's. They toured together in the mid 1990's. Now, Elton John is doing another go-round of this farewell tour, and his former touring partner, Billy Joel will be performing around the country in 2020, with a stop at a legendary venue.
That Billy Joel stop will be at Notre Dame Stadium on June 24th. Obviously, the stadium has been made famous by the football program, but for that one night it will welcome some 80,000 to see and hear "The Piano Man".
Here's the basic ticket information for the Joel date. American Express card holders can buy tickets ahead of the normal people, beginning Monday, (October 14 at 10:00 AM local time until Thursday, October 17 at 10:00 PM local time.) You may want to check, but local time could mean South Bend time, and Indiana is different (and confusing) from the rest of the Midwest.
Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, October 18 at 10:00 AM via livenation.com.
Also the announcement adds this: "Due to high levels of congestion during the on-sale time, it can often be difficult to purchase tickets right away. Please continue to check Ticketmaster as tickets will be available throughout the day."
If one reads further into the concert announcement release, you learn some interesting stuff. For example, did you know,
"In December 2013, Billy Joel became Madison Square Garden’s first-ever music franchise, joining the ranks of the storied venue’s other original franchises – the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. Since January 2014, Joel has played one show per month at The Garden. This unprecedented and wildly successful residency will mark a 60th consecutive sellout with its January 24, 2019, show and hit its record-setting 100th career MSG show last July.
Billy Joel is one of the biggest concert draws in the world and continues this achievement with an impressive run of sold-out consecutive stadium shows and concert arenas. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, scoring 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist. In 2016, the Library of Congress selected "Piano Man" for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its "cultural, historic, and artistic significance.”