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Billy Joel coming to Amalie Arena in Tampa

It’ll be the Piano Man’s first concert here since 2018.
Billy Joel performed at Amalie Arena in Tampa in 2016. [Times (2016)]
Billy Joel performed at Amalie Arena in Tampa in 2016. [Times (2016)]
Published Oct. 10

The Piano Man is returning to Tampa Bay.

Billy Joel will perform at Amalie Arena on Feb. 7, the venue announced Thursday. It’ll be the fourth time he’s played there in seven years.

“I actually thought I wouldn’t be really working at this point in my life,” Joel told the Times in an interview last year. “I thought once you got to be, I think, 50, you gotta quit rock and roll; you’re too old for this thing. This is a kids’ job. But these other people kept pushing the envelope. The Stones kept going, McCartney kept going, Dylan kept going. The Eagles are still going. All these bands are still rocking out, and it’s, Wait a minute, so who says you gotta retire? This is what I do. I’ve come to understand that this is who I am. This is what I do. And it’s probably keeping me alive.”

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Tickets to the Tampa show are $49.50 and up and go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 18. Click here for details.

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