Billy Joel to Play Citizens Bank Park on August 2

It will be Billy Joel's first performance in Philadelphia since 2009. Tickets go on sale January 31.

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Live Nation announced today that, while the Phillies are in D.C. playing the Nationals, Billy Joel will perform at Citizens Bank Park on August 2.

Yes, that’s right: After signing a bunch of veterans this offseason, even the musicians the Phillies are signing to play at their stadium are old. (Compare this with the up-and-coming Eagles, who have One Direction playing Lincoln Financial Field this summer.)

“We are honored to host Billy Joel in one of his few scheduled performances,” Phillies Enterprises VP Richard Deats said in a release. “Partners like Live Nation continue to bring our community world-class entertainment, and we look forward to a memorable evening with the music icon Billy Joel.”

Joel last played Citizens Bank Park in 2009, when he co-headlined a tour with Elton John. At last count on a Wells Fargo Center banner, Joel has sold out 48 concerts in Philadelphia.

Tickets for the show will be available Friday at 10 a.m. at, Ticketmaster retail outlets and by phone.