Billy Joel and Elton John tickets are now available for 2009. Yes, that’s right – Billy and Elton have teamed up again for the first time since the Billy Joel and Elton John tour in 2003. The new tour, the “Face 2 Face Tour, ” will launch in Jacksonville, Florida on March 2nd. The Elton John and Billy Joel tour is, as of this writing, scheduled to visit about a dozen cities including Tampa, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Tulsa, Houston, San Antonio, Phoenix and Anaheim. Those who buy Elton John and Billy Joel tickets will get to see a show of duets and individual sets by both Billy Joel and Elton John. If you need Elton John and Billy Joel tickets, please take a peek at our Billy and Elton ticket selection below!
Trivia about Billy Joel and Billy Joel Tours
- Billy Joel was teased a lot as a child because he preferred music to sports. Ultimately this resulted in him taking up boxing as a teenager so that he could learn to defend himself. He became reasonably successful at amateur boxing and he won over 20 fights. However, he gave up the sport after he broke his nose during one of the bouts.
- Billy Joel is married to Katie Lee, a culinary artist. She is 32 years his junior. They married in 2004.
- Billy Joel played the last concerts at Shea Stadium. Ever the popular artist, Billy Joel tickets for these shows sold out in less than an hour.
- In 2006, Billy Joel’s tour sold out tickets for a whopping 12 shows at Madison Square Garden, beating out Bruce Springsteen’s previous record of 10 sold out concerts at the same venue.
Trivia About Elton John and Elton John Tours
- Elton John’s birth name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight. The name “Elton John” is an almagamation of the names of saxophonist Elton Dean and blues musician Long John Baldry.
- In the 1980s during an Elton John tour in Australia, Elton John lost his voice and had to have surgery to remove polyps from his vocal chords. This caused him to lose his falsetto and he began to sing with a different voice.
- Elton John is an activist for many causes, in particular for AIDS and LGBT issues. He hosts a yearly White Tie and Tiara Ball to raise money for his AIDS charity. Typically, tickets for Elton John’s ball are upwards of 1,000 pounds.