Billy Joel returns to Fenway Park

First artist to perform three consecutive years at the historic ballpark

(January 14, 2016, Boston, MA) -- Fenway Park has provided fans with priceless memories and iconic moments. The Boston Red Sox and Live Nation are proud to announce, by overwhelming demand, legendary musician Billy Joel will return to Fenway Park on Thursday, August 18th, 2016. This concert makes Joel the first artist to perform three consecutive years at Fenway Park.

"A triple play during a Red Sox game is a rare occurrence; Billy Joel will perform the first concert triple play at Fenway Park on August 18 when he plays the centerfield stage for the third consecutive summer," said Dave Marsden, Live Nation Boston promoter.

In December 2013, Billy Joel became Madison Square Garden's first-ever music franchise, joining the ranks of the storied venue's other original franchises - the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. Since January 2014, Joel has played one show per month at The Garden as part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series. This unprecedented and wildly successful residency has led to 30 sold-out shows through June 2016. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time, the third best-selling solo artist and is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world. Joel is also one of the biggest live performing artists in the world and his concerts continue to break records in both arenas and baseball stadiums. In November 2014, Billy Joel received both The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song which honors living musical artists' lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations, and the once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Award, which is presented to American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond.

In December 2013, Joel received The Kennedy Center Honors, one of the United States' top cultural awards. He is also the recipient of six GRAMMY® Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. Joel has been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards including a TONY AWARD for "Movin' Out," a Broadway musical based on Joel's music. For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, Joel was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person Of The Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

Joel has also performed alongside other music greats at two of Madison Square Garden's most extraordinary benefit concerts - "12-12-12, The Concert For Sandy Relief," which raised awareness and money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy and "The Concert for New York City," which was held to help aid 9/11 victims and heroes. Billy Joel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, adding another milestone to his brilliant career.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, January 18 at 10:00 AM through Thursday, January 21 at 10:00 PM. Tickets will be available for purchase by the general public beginning 10:00 AM on Friday, January 22 via RedSox.com/BillyJoel. This is the second show to be announced for this summer as part of the Fenway Park concert series.