Billy Joel & Sting – Co-Headlining Stadium Shows This Summer

Billy Joel & Sting are currently touring together as co-headliners of stadium shows this summer, including one performance in Tampa where Sting joined him onstage for an incredible rendition of their 1981 hit ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.’ Many fan-filmed videos from that performance have surfaced online.

Sting’s performance included both solo hits and Police songs, featuring reggae legend Shaggy for “Englishman in New York”.

The Englishman In New York

Petco Park will come alive with two legendary musicians from various musical careers in an unforgettable concert event. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness two musical icons at once in one thrilling show! Don’t miss this unforgettable chance to experience two musical legends performing one epic show!

John Hurt reprises his performance of Quentin Crisp, an eccentric gay writer and raconteur, from The Naked Civil Servant in this made-for-television movie that picks up where that piece left off. While only minor, Hurt shines at conveying Quentin’s menacing charm and devilish grin with grace and wit.

Billy Joel stars, and even though his early days as The Piano Man may no longer sound the same, he still leaves audiences feeling “New York State of Mind” with classics such as “King of Pain” and “New York Minute.” To complete his performance a Giacomo Puccini adaptation “Nessun Dorma,” delivered in an electrifying encore number, provides the cherry on top. Additionally there’s a Behind-the-Scenes featurette and trailer included as bonus materials.

Big Man On Mulberry Street

Over the past two decades, Joel has transformed from the middle-aged millionaire Everyman of his songbook into more of an icon-turned-caricature figure, one who seeks anonymity like Dean Martin figurine. According to those close to him, Joel has become more like an eccentric loose cannon than ever. They report bad career moves and failed marriages as well as one or two minor car accidents have put him back into isolation.

As an enterprising promoter, he built up a devoted following in the postwar Levittown housing complex on Long Island and earned himself a sterling reputation for hosting great concerts.

The 96-page magazine does not add any fresh information that hasn’t already been published in previous biographies, yet remains attractive and reasonably well done in its overall presentation. Featuring several large photographs taken by famed photographer Richard Avedon (friend and frequent photographer of Joel), its cover photo features Joel many times over with insightful recollections by Avedon himself as his friend and witness to many memorable moments from Joel’s life that is entertaining yet insightful.

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Joel may no longer possess the powerful vocals he once did at 74, yet was still an intimidating presence on stage. His look had grown more rugged with age and yet he showed no sign of retiring anytime soon. While his high notes dragged slightly more than before and his wail seemed less powerful, Joel still gave an engaging performance and kept audiences entertained with songs from all genres imaginable.

Rian Malan provided a fascinating analysis in his deep report of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” as its story is both convoluted and memorable. Linda originally recorded a Zulu version called “Mbube” in 1939 before eventually finding its way to Pete Seeger who misheard its lyrics as being about tigers instead of lions; hence its new name of “Wimoweh.”

Joel will collaborate on several shows with Stevie Nicks this year, including stadium concerts in Arlington, Texas and Chicago. In July he will perform one final set at Madison Square Garden – marking an end to his record-setting residency there.

The Longest Time

Joel and Sting have each left an indelible mark on countless lives through their music, providing memories, stirring deep emotions and offering hope in times of difficulty.

Raindrops gently trickled across Raymond James Stadium as Joel took the stage with an infectious smile, promising that true music fans wouldn’t let any little bit of drizzle keep them from experiencing his show.

As Joel sang, his band dressed as former high school classmates appeared by his side of the stage and performed “25th High School Reunion Party”, paying homage to Joel’s 25th High School Reunion Party where he met up with old classmates again. It was an entertaining treat for audience members and an ideal way to open co-headlining show together; later in the night they would both perform together for classics “Big Man on Mulberry Street” and The Police’s “Every Breath You Take.”