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Billy Joel Announces 2014 National Tour Dates

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Billy Joel (Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Billy Joel (Noam Galai/Getty Images)

By Brian Ives

Retirement doesn’t become Billy Joel.

Weeks after announcing his open-ended residency at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Joel has been adding tour dates that take him well beyond the reach of the Long Island Railroad.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and recent Kennedy Center Honore has announced concerts in Cleveland, Louisville, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Chicago. A press release announcing the Chi-town show at Wrigley Field trumpets the fact that “the first time a musical artist has made a return appearance to the storied ballpark.”

While Joel said that each of his Madison Square Garden shows would be “unique,” it’s more likely that his shows outside of the Empire State will be more conventional “greatest hits” concerts.

Billy Joel 2014 Tour Dates:
03/21 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
04/01 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
04/06 – Louisville, KY @ KFC! Yum Center
04/18 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
05/09 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
05/17 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
05/22 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
06/07 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand
07/02 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/18 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
08/07 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
09/17 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

Billy-Joel-2-by-Noam-Galai(Norm Galai/Getty Images) 

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