Joel, John Reschedule Missed Tour Dates
Billy Joel and Elton John have rescheduled the 10 Face to Face tour dates they canceled last week due to a nagging illness suffered by Joel. The pair will reunite in late September and early October tBilly Joel and Elton John have rescheduled the 10 Face to Face tour dates they canceled last week due to a nagging illness suffered by Joel. The pair will reunite in late September and early October to perform in Tampa, Fla., Boston, New York, Uniondale, N.Y., and East Rutherford, N.J.
As previously reported, Joel's tour manager, Max Loubiere, said the performer was suffering from "acute upper respiratory infection and laryngitis," and had been feeling under the weather for several days upon the cancellation of the Tampa show.
After a scheduled week off, Joel and John performed March 15, their first scheduled show at Madison Square Garden in New York. "Being a New Yorker -- and since it's been so rough for all of us this past year -- I did not want to let my hometown down," Joel said in a note posted on his official Web site. "So, I tried to do the best I could Friday night at the Garden. I pushed it more that I should have... I have been assured by my doctors that I will make a complete recovery and will be able to give the audience 100% and perform the kick-ass show that Elton and I have been doing on this tour."
Although it's expected that Joel will be healthy again long before September, John has international touring commitments set for April through July. He will kick off those plans April 17 in Adelaide, Australia. For more information, visit John's official Web site.
In addition, the Billy Joel/Twyla Tharp musical "Movin' Out" is scheduled to premiere June 25 at the Shubert Theatre in Chicago. The show, which is based on more than 25 Joel songs (not unlike the current ABBA-fueled hit "Mamma Mia") is expected to move to New York for an Oct. 24 Broadway debut.
Here are the rescheduled Billy Joel/Elton John tour dates:
Sept. 13: Tampa, Fla. (Ice Palace)
Sept. 20: Boston (Fleet Center)
Sept. 23: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Sept. 25, 27: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
Oct. 2, 4, 8: East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)
Oct. 11, 13: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)