Billy Joel is heading down under for a special one off show

Publish Date
Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 5:38PM

Music legend Billy Joel is heading down under ... but sadly he's not coming to New Zealand.

The 'Uptown Girl' hitmaker will belt out his greatest hits for one night only at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday 10 December.

"I'm happy to announce that I'm finally coming to Australia to do one exclusive show at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as part of Always Live," Joel shared in a video message.

"It's been a really long time since I've been there, I'm really looking forward to coming and I'm bringing the whole family and we're going to enjoy it.

"It’s strange to go all the way to Australia to do just one show, but I guess that's the deal."

And the 73-year-old has promised concert-goers at his first live performance in Melbourne in 14 years will get to hear some of his biggest songs, including 'Piano Man,' 'Just the Way You Are,' 'Movin’ Out,' 'She’s Always A Woman' and 'The River Of Dreams.'

"You've got to do songs that people know. You can't just do all your obscure album tracks because a lot of people may not know them," he said.

"You've got to have a good amount of hits, but you've also got to do songs you like to do."

Billy Joel is the third-bestselling solo artist of all time, having sold more than 150 million records across his career.

Time to book flights to Melbourne!