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Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

May 1, 2016 by  

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Legendary musician Billy Joel made his triumphant return to Las Vegas at the new T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, April 30. This was the only time Joel planned to perform in Nevada in 2016 – See Billy Joel’s set list at bottom of article (Photo credit: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com)

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com

Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, 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, the third best-selling solo artist and is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world.

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com

Joel is also one of the biggest live performing artists in the world and his concerts continue to break records in both arenas and baseball stadiums. 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.

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com

In December 2013, Joel received The Kennedy Center Honors, one of the United States’ top cultural awards. 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.

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com

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.

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com

Joel has also performed alongside other music greats at two the country’s most extraordinary benefit concerts “12-12-12, The Concert For Sandy Relief,” which raised awareness and money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy and “The Concert for New York City,” which was held to help aid 9/11 victims and heroes. Billy Joel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, adding another milestone to his brilliant career.

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Billy Joel performs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com

Billy Joel Set List at T-Mobile Arena
Ode to Joy / My Life
Pressure
The Entertainer
(Dedicated to Donald Trump)
Your Song
(Elton John cover)
Mack the Knife
(Bobby Darin cover)
Vienna
(Audience choice over “Summer, Highland Falls”)
Zanzibar
(Audience choice over “Big Man On Mulberry Street”)
The Ballad of Billy the Kid
New York State of Mind
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
(Solomon Linda cover)
The Longest Time
Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
Say Goodbye to Hollywood
Viva Las Vegas
(Elvis Presley cover)
Allentown
She’s Always a Woman
Don’t Ask Me Why
Highway to Hell
(AC/DC cover)
Sometimes a Fantasy
The River of Dreams
(“1999” snippet, played in tribute to Prince)
Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
Piano ManEncore:Suspicious Minds
(Elvis Presley cover)
We Didn’t Start the Fire
Uptown Girl
It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me
Big Shot
You May Be Right
(Led Zeppelin “Rock And Roll” snippet)
Only the Good Die Young

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