The concert will be Billy Joel’s first appearance in Saint Louis since 2009 and his first solo date since 2007. It also marks the 20 year milestone since he headlined as the grand opening performer for the arena (then Kiel Center) in 1994.
“Billy Joel will be forever tied to the history of this arena as the very first artist who got it all started for us on October 15, 1994,” said Scottrade Center Senior VP of Building Operations and Booking, Jay Roberts. “As we flash forward to 2014, we are thrilled to welcome back the iconic showman who kicked off two decades of world class entertainment in downtown Saint Louis
Joel has had numerous sold out performances in the gateway city throughout his illustrious career. He is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world. Having sold over 150 million albums globally, his music has remained among the most popular in the world. The singer/songwriter/ composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist.
Recently, Joel was honored by Steinway & Sons with a painted portrait that hangs in Steinway Hall in Manhattan,the first non-classical pianist to be immortalized in the collection. He played to more than 110,000 fans when he performed the final concerts at Shea Stadium, featured in the 2010 documentary film “The Last Play At Shea.” Joel recently received The Kennedy Center Honor, one of the United States’ top cultural awards.
Billy Joel has received six GRAMMY ® Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. He has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Ro ck and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards. His music has also served as the inspiration and score for the hit Tony Award – winnin g Broadway play “Movin’ Out.”