Billy Joel has just announced a September 23rd show at Houston's Minute Maid Park — but due to the recent concert tragedy, he's holding the show's on sale date until further notice.
A message was posted on his official BillyJoel.com website, which reads:
Out of respect for the Houston community after the events at Astroworld on Friday, organizers for the upcoming Billy Joel concert scheduled for Minute Maid Park in Houston on Friday, September 23, today announced they are delaying the on sale until further notice. Tickets were scheduled to go on sale on Friday, November 12 at 10 a.m. Organizers will provide an update shortly on when ticket sales will begin.
Billy Joel said that there's an element of absurdity in performing for tens of thousands of people as a way to make your living: ["It's my job, that's what I do. When I go home, I mean, I take that hat off. Hey — it helps to get in a restaurant; I'll give you that. Y'know, I can always get a table. I think it's funny. I haven't lost sight of the fact that it is, kinda, really silly. It's a silly job. It's the best job I've ever had."] SOUNDCUE (:16 OC: . . . I've ever had)
UPDATED: Billy Joel tour dates (subject to change):
December 20 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
January 14, 2022 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
January 28, 2022 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
February 12, 2022 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
March 24, 2022 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
April 8, 2022 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
April 23, 2022 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium
June 25, 2022 – Notre Dame, IN – Notre Dame Stadium
July 9, 2022 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
September 23, 2022 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park