Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Face 2 Face Coming to Seattle


The rocket man and the piano man are together again.

Playing on a tour named "Face 2 Face," Elton John and Billy Joel are heading to Seattle's KeyArena on Nov. 4. The last time they came to Puget Sound area was eight years ago at the Tacoma Dome. Tickets sold out in an hour then. In 2003, the two had 24 sellouts on their tour together.

This time around, their tour has already sold out Chicago, Toronto, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, Houston and Tampa.

The show will feature each artist at his own piano, trading vocals, duetting, and also playing with his own band.

John has been in the music scene for nearly 50 years, selling more than 200 million records, winning five Grammy Awards and producing more than 40 Top-40 hits, including the popular, "Rocket Man." (Find more on John here — www.eltonjohn.com).

Joel is one of the most popular American singers. He's sold more than 150 million albums, with 33 Top-40 hits and six Grammy Awards. His first hit, "Piano Man," came out in 1973. (And there's plenty more on Joel at www.billyjoel.com).

Tickets for their KeyArena show go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, March 16. They go for $54-$179.50 and are available at www.livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets (206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com), or you can charge by phone at 800-745-3000. There is a six-ticket limit per customer.

- Seattle Times

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