(Not) the Firestarter

When you think of famous piano-playing rockers, you probably either think of Dennis DeYoung from Styx or Tori Amos. Well, maybe not. But the king of piano-driven rock is, was and shall always be "the piano man," Billy Joel. Billy has been churning out hit after glorious hit since the early '70s and still packs arenas like The Stones. While he hasn't toured in a few years, he has taken time out of his busy schedule of crashing every car in Long Island to grace our fair city with an appearance that is sure to satisfy your craving for a nostalgic rock blowout, with a few slow numbers thrown in for all the lovers in the audience. So grab a "bottle of red" and a "bottle of white" because Captain Jack will get you high tonight and take you to your special island. That island being the American Airlines Center, of course, where Billy Joel takes the stage at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $49.50 to $95. Visit ticketmaster.com.
Tue., Dec. 4, 8 p.m., 2007
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John Freeman