By Tori Mason


DENVER (CBS4) – The lineups discussed at Coors Field usually refer to batting order, but on Thursday everyone was talking about concert lineups. That’s because an announcement was made that Billy Joel will perform a concert at the baseball home of the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, Aug. 8.

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“I couldn’t be more proud to continue the tradition of unforgettable shows at Coors Field with an icon like Billy Joel,” said Eric Pirritt, President of Live Nation Colorado.

The 69-year-old New Yorker is in the midst of announcing a slate of summer shows, including concerts at the home stadiums of the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers and the Baltimore Orioles.

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Last summer the “Piano Man” performed his 100th show at Madison Square Garden.

Expect the six-time Grammy winner to perform numerous favorites from his famous repertoire of music in the Denver show.

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Greg Feasel, chief operating officer of the Colorado Rockies, called Joel a “legendary talent.”

“He fits our fanbase. He fits our season-ticket holders. It’s going to be amazing in the summer, under the stars of Colorado, having him play here,” Feasel said.

It was only until recently that Coors Field began playing host to music concerts. Zac Brown Band played a concert there in 2015 and then again in 2017. Last year Jimmy Buffet Buffett and The Eagles played there in June and Def Leppard and Journey played in there in July.

“Three years ago we got in the concert business … and we talked about names that we would want to be associated with and that maybe would want to be associated with us, and this was the first name that came up,” Feasel said.

Tickets go on sale on Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. and will be available through Live Nation. Get more ticket information at billyjoel.com/tour/.

Tori Mason

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