Billy Joel Concert Review and Photos

Billy Joel

When I found out that I was going to be covering the legend, Billy Joel, I was absolutely ecstatic, as I have been a fan of his music ever since I can remember. Now for those who don’t know, Billy Joel has been playing music for well over 50 years, which is absolutely unheard of these days. When I arrived at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL, I could already tell the night was going to be spectacular, as the arena was absolutely packed with fans waiting to see Billy Joel perform. Now the neat thing about this concert was that there was no opening act. Billy Joel and his band performed all night.

As I got settled in the photographer’s area, I looked back and all I could see was a sea of people waiting for Billy Joel to take the stage. You could feel the energy building for something extremely special that was about to happen. As the lights dimmed and the band took the stage, the crowd erupted. A spotlight followed Billy Joel up the stairs, onto the stage, as he opened his set playing, “We Didn’t Start the Fire” on guitar, which was an awesome thing to see the 70 year old still shredding on the guitar. He then sat down at his legendary piano and played a lot of his hit tunes. And yes, you read correctly, Billy Joel is 70 years old but let me tell you this, you would never guess it. Billy Joel’s set was filled with over two hours of fantastic music, witty jokes and an overall amazing performance that kept fans entertained, dancing and created memories that will last a life time.

Overall, I had an absolutely incredible time and it was an honor getting to cover Billy Joel’s show. It was fantastic, the sound was incredible, and the overall atmosphere was a true definition of what a live music event should be. If you haven’t seen Billy Joel live, do it! I promise you will not regret it and you will have a memory that will never be forgotten.

Setlist: (via

  1. We Didn’t Start the Fire
  2. My Life
  3. The Entertainer
  4. Zanzibar
  5. Vienna
  6. Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
  7. Summer, Highland Falls
  8. Don’t Ask Me Why
  9. The Downeaster Alexa
  10. Say Goodbye to Hollywood
  11. New York State of Mind
  12. Modern Woman
  13. She’s Always a Woman
  14. Allentown
  15. I Feel Fine – (The Beatles cover)
  16. Sometimes a Fantasy
  17. Only the Good Die Young
  18. The River of Dreams
  19. Nessun dorma – (Giacomo Puccini cover)
  20. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
  21. Piano Man


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