BOSTON - The coming new year is shaping up to be a big year for concerts in the Boston area. Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer announced that the city is a major stop on their mega-tour that unifies all three bands.
Additionally, Taylor Swift is making one of two American tour stops in Foxborough for Lover Fest East. But one Boston stalwart is returning to Fenway Park to put on a concert that has become an annual tradition at Fenway Park, as confirmed by NBC Boston.
That's right, for the seventh consecutive summer, Billy Joel will host a concert at Fenway Park. The singer of such classic tunes as "She's Always a Woman" and, of course, "Piano Man" has established something of a residency at Fenway and his performances have become a signature part of summer in Boston.
Ever since Billy Joel became the headliner of Fenway's summer concert series, many in the Boston Red Sox organization feel that he has become a part of the family. So much so, in fact, that Joel was gifted with a 2018 World Series championship ring over the summer. For someone who is in a New York state of mind, this might not have gone over too well, but it was certainly a solid sign of friendship.
The seventh summer is also a record-breaking one as no one has performed for as many consecutive years here as Billy Joel will achieve next summer. The first member of the Fenway Park Music Hall of Fame, Joel's official return date is August 28, 2020 and tickets go on sale a week from today at ten o'clock in the morning.
Personally, I have been fortunate enough to see Billy Joel perform live at Fenway back in the summer of 2016. I can attest that it was an awesome show and he plays all the songs you know and love. Surprisingly, "Vienna" ended up being my favorite to sing along to, but "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" always makes for a raucously fun time, as well. If you have the chance to see a music legend live next summer, I would definitely recommend you seize the opportunity!
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