Billy Joel and Rod Stewart to Perform at Cleveland Browns Stadium This Fall

Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Billy Joel and Rod Stewart will join forces for a one-off concert at Cleveland Browns Stadium later this fall, according to announcement made Thursday at a press conference held by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and LiveNation at Browns Stadium. It is scheduled for Friday, Sept 13th.

Joel and Stewart will perform some of their most beloved hits from throughout their illustrious careers, according to a news release. It will mark the first time they’ve collaborated together live in concert.

Justin Bibb, Cleveland’s mayor, offered high praise to both musicians during his announcement. He expressed excitement to welcome such “icons of music to Cleveland”, according to a news release issued by his administration. Additionally, he discussed their concerts‘ potential economic benefits to local businesses.

LiveNation Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sponsorship Sales Barry Gabel shared that excitement. According to USA Today, Gabel stated that logistics for the concert are still being ironed out; he expects roughly 40,000 tickets will be on sale and that it would “explode out of here.”

Joel recently gave fans a sneak peak of new material by changing up the lyrics to 1993 song “Famous Last Words.” As part of a larger stadium tour, this Cleveland show will mark Joel’s first release since Turn the Lights Back On next week.

He has announced performances this year at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Feb. 24, Petco Park in San Diego on April 13, Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Sept. 27, Alamodome in San Antonio on Oct 25 and Allegiant Stadium Las Vegas on Nov 9.

As for Stewart, his catalog boasts ten No. 1 albums and 31 Top 10 singles in the U.K. He was inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – both as an artist alone and alongside former band The Faces – as both solo artist and collective member, has won multiple awards such as ASCAP Founders Award for songwriting as well as becoming New York Times best-selling author, was knighted at Buckingham Palace and received the honourary title “Sir Rod.”

Both artists have sold millions of albums across their careers, earning membership into both Songwriters Hall of Fame and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Both also received Kennedy Center Honors as well as Record, Album, and Song awards from multiple music industry publications for their catalogs – together, selling more than 100 million records worldwide! Ticket sales will start for their show at Browns Stadium beginning February 2. To learn more, visit their official event website.