So far there's only one show on the books, but it looks as though Billy Joel will be heading back on the road. Following his two April festival appearances at Australia's Stone Music Festival and the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the "Piano Man" has booked a single show for November 1st in Dublin, Ireland at the O2 Dublin. As of now no other concerts have been announced, but it seems unlikely that Billy would travel for only one overseas arena show, as opposed to his one-off festival gigs, which had not only a tremendous budget but numerous acts. Pollstar reported that the show marks his first Dublin gig in seven years and his first ever indoor show in Ireland.
Earlier this year, Billy had stated that he's considering performing full-album shows in select U.S. cities, name-checking 1982's The Nylon Curtain as one of the albums he most wants to play live.
Billy Joel told us that the reason why he and his band are able to tackle anything from his back catalogue onstage is because while making their bones, everybody had to play covers during their early club days: "Everybody in my band -- and me included -- was in a bar band at one time. And we had to play the top hits of the day, from 'Woolly Bully,' to the Rascals, to James Brown, to the Beatles -- you name it; we had to play it. And we liked playing all different kinds of music, because we were capable of playing different kinds of music."
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