What a year 2014 has been.
The 2014 tour of ‘The Billy Joel Songbook’ has sadly come to the end with a sensational show at The Pavilion Arts Centre in Buxton. This tops off an incredible 70 date tour of the UK and Ireland – a tour which has received critical acclaim.
LondonTheatre1 awarded the show 5 stars, saying the show was “enthralling, exciting and mesmerising”. You can read their review and take a look at what theatre managers and audience members alike thought of the tour by clicking here.
But there’s more…
We are thrilled to announce that Elio and the band will be bringing ‘The Billy Joel Songbook’ back on the road again in 2015.
The 2015 tour will kick off on Monday, March 23rd at The Leicester Square Theatre in London followed by almost 50 other dates and venues across the country.
Some theatres won’t have the tickets on sale just yet, but when they do, we’ll provide a link to the box office on the website.
To see the new 2015 tour dates, click here
Featuring Larry Russell on bass, Rhys Clark on drums and Don Evans on guitar, Elio returns to America once again to front the band that were the first to tour with Billy Joel in 1971-’72 at the very start of Joel’s solo career.
Tickets for ‘LONG, LONG TIME: A HISTORIC TRIBUTE TO BILLY JOEL BY HIS ORIGINAL TOURING BAND’ are now on sale for two shows with a possible third show to be added very soon. Visit the LONG LONG TIME official website here to book tickets.
Click here to watch video of Elio performing ‘The Ballad Of Billy The Kid’ and ‘Captain Jack’ at last year’s ‘Original Touring Band’ reunion concert at The Bitter End in New York. Also includes David Clark performing ‘She’s Got A Way’ and ‘Everybody Loves You Now’.
Before the summer break kicks in, there are 12 more chances to catch Elio and his brilliant band performing ‘The Billy Joel Songbook’ in June and July … so grab your tickets now!
Dates and venues…
June 20 – Banbury, The Mill Arts Centre
June 21 – Chesham, Elgiva Theatre
June 25 – Swindon, Swindon Arts Centre
June 26 – Port Talbot, The Princess Royal Theatre
June 27 – Monmouth, Savoy Theatre
June 28 – Blackwood, Blackwood Miners Institute
July 17 – Southend, Palace Theatre
July 18 – Bury St Edmunds, The Apex
July 19 – Hunstanton, Princess Theatre
July 22 – Weston super Mare, The Playhouse Theatre
July 23 – Falmouth, The Princess Pavilion
July 25 – Torquay, Babbacombe Theatre
To check for the remaining autumn 2014 dates of this very first and unprecedented 71-date UK & Ireland tour of ‘The Billy Joel Songbook’, please click here.
We’re thrilled to announce that in May 2014, eight years after its release, Elio will be shooting a video for his Christmas song, ‘What A Day’!
More to follow…