KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Edited Release) -- The Kansas City Royals and Live Nation announced Friday Bill Joel will play Kauffman Stadium in September.
This is the first concert at the stadium in 39 years. The concert is scheduled for Friday, September 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49.50. They go on sale to the general public Friday, January 26, at 10:00 a.m.
“Kauffman Stadium has hosted four World Series and an All-Star Game since its last concert in 1979,” said Kevin Uhlich, Royals Senior Vice President of Business Operations. “We are extremely excited to once again bring live music back to our venue, and we can’t think of a better artist to do that than the ‘Piano Man’ himself, Billy Joel. This promises to be an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime concert.
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.”
The last concert at Kauffman Stadium was in 1979.