Billy Joel

Pacers Sports & Entertainment and Live Nation present legendary musician, Billy Joel in concert at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Friday, November 3, 2017.

Pacers proud to host

“We are excited to welcome back to Indianapolis one of the biggest superstars in the history of rock and roll, whose music is truly a part of the fabric of America”, said Rick Fuson, President and COO of Pacers Sports and Entertainment. “This year as we celebrate 50 years of the Indiana Pacers we also celebrate the opportunity to host one of the biggest names in entertainment, Billy Joel.”

Top-selling artist

During his five-decade career, Joel is one of rock ’n’ roll’s best, performing his unrivaled catalog of songs that have made up the soundtrack of many lives. Joel ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and admired entertainers in history, with 150 million records sold over the past quarter century. The singer/songwriter/composer is the third best-selling solo artist and one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world.

Madison Square connection

In December 2013, Billy Joel became Madison Square Garden’s first-ever music franchise, joining the ranks of the storied venue’s other original franchises – the New York Knicks, Rangers, and Liberty. Since January 2014, Joel has played one show per month at The Garden as part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series. This unprecedented and wildly successful residency has led to 36 sold-out shows through December 2016.

“Piano Man” preserved

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.”

Lifetime awards

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.

Kennedy Center honor

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 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.

Relief concerts

Joel has also performed alongside other music greats at two of Madison Square Garden’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.

TICKETS$49.50, $99.50 & $139.50 Buy tickets at www.BankersLifeFieldhouse.com, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000 or at www.Ticketmaster.com.

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