Billy Joel and Sting team up for rare San Antonio concert
It takes a lot to be a pop artist — these performers are chameleons, and none know it better than Billy Joel and Sting, who have made iconic careers of embracing styles made for anywhere other than the arena, and playing them there anyway. The duo has announced a one-night-only performance at The Alamodome in San Antonio, TX, on Friday, October 25, 2024.
According to a release, each artist will draw from his own catalog. Both are deeply entrenched in the rock canon, but have set themselves apart by dipping into classical music, whether that's in performances or studio albums.
Joel is a symbol of a New York nearly gone, and is known beyond his music for being straightforward, sometimes dry, and usually a perfectionist. He is among the top-selling recording artists of all time. Fans will recognize "Piano Man," of course — which has been selected by the National Recording Registry for cultural preservations — as well as "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," "Vienna" and "We Didn’t Start The Fire."
Sting, also recognized for his provenance in England, was at first known as a member of The Police, but has since surpassed every member in fame thanks to a Renaissance attitude (sometimes literally, in his classical endeavors) that brought him into solo music, film, TV, and even opera. Collaborators have included a broad range of other artists from Eric Clapton to Shaggy, but he's still early in his live partnership with Joel.
The two announced in October that they'd play together for the first time ever in Tampa, Florida, on February 24, 2024. A press release presents the rare concert as a "one-night-only" affair, but there are a few more on the calendar, including shows in St. Louis, Missouri, and San Diego, California.
General ticket sales will begin Friday, February 2, at 10 am CST at livenation.com. A Citi cardmember presale will take place on Monday, January 29, at 10 am, and end Thursday, February 1, at 10 pm. For complete presale details, visit citientertainment.com.