Tom Odell On Tour With Piano Man Billy Joel

Tom Odell On Tour With Piano Man Billy Joel

Can it get any better than this? First, the hit making piano man himself, Billy Joel is back on a headlining tour after a long hiatus and second, the UK’s newest ivory master Tom Odell, will be opening for six East Coast shows. From our perspective it will be like watching to headliners performing in the same night. Although Joel has a plethora of material and hit songs, both play the piano with passion and their own unique flare. Hopefully this will continue to help get Odell into the spotlight here in the US and eventually steady airplay.

Billy Joel kicked off his US tour with his live performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. The tour will have him performing live at a dozen shows around the US, including New Yorks Madison Square Gardens, where the singer/songwriter is taking up residency (January 27th). Joel will perform one concert a month as long as there is a demand. With thirteen records from 1971 to 2001, six Grammys and selling over 150 million albums, we expect his tenure to last for some time.

Tom Odell and Billy Joel Twitter Pic

It’s taking some time for Tom Odell to get the kind of exposure we would like to see him achieve here in the US. It would be a shame to not have him take off until a second studio album debuts. Adele toured small arenas in the US as Tom did last year, for her debut LP back in 2011, but didn’t break into the mainstream until the release of her sophomore album 21. Tom’s debut record Long Way Down is chocked full of great music, taking it to number one in the UK.

If you get a chance to see these two, do it while you can. The dates are listed below. Tom Odell will return for his own headline shows in the UK on February 7th. Find out more – Here. Below is a fan video of Billy Joel performing his hit song “Piano Man”, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida last night (January 11th).

Billy Joel/ with support from Tom Odell
1/17 – Tampa Bay Times – Tampa, Florida (Tickets)
1/22 – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, Florida (Tickets)
1/27 – MSG – New York, New York (Tickets)
2/3 – MSG – New York, New York (Tickets)

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Photo: © Tom Odell Twitter
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