Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Elton & Billy Coming to Gillette Stadium
You can apparently forget about seeing Billy Joel and Elton John play at Fenway Park this summer.
The twin titans of soft rock, who were rumored to be mulling a midsummer night's show at the lyric little bandbox, will instead tickle the ivories at Gillette Stadium. We're told the concert, which could be announced as soon as today, is a go for Saturday, July 18.
A Fenway date had seemed likely, especially after Joel and John announced just yesterday that they'll be rocking the friendly confines of Chicago's Wrigley Field on July 21.
Why Gillette? Well, Pats owner Robert Kraft is a good friend of Sir Elton's - he attended the songwriter's celeb-heavy 60th birthday party in New York a few years ago and hosted the "Rocket Man" at the Krafts' 40th wedding anniversary at Gillette in 2003.