Billy Joel and Sting Join Forces for an Epic Joint Tour Kickoff

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Billy Joel and Sting have embarked on a highly anticipated joint tour, kicking off their collaboration with a sensational performance at Tampa, Florida’s Raymond James Stadium. The legendary musicians treated the enthusiastic audience to a night of unforgettable hits, enchanting solos, and breathtaking duets.

Billy Joel and Sting Take the Stage Together

Sting took to the stage first, commencing the evening with a mesmerizing 16-song set that included songs from his solo career and the Police’s acclaimed discography. To the delight of the crowd, Billy Joel made a surprise appearance during the opening act, joining Sting for a memorable rendition of “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.” The energy between the two icons was palpable as they effortlessly harmonized and fed off each other’s musical prowess.

Shaggy, Billy Joel’s collaborator on the album 44/876, also made a special guest appearance, joining Sting on stage for a captivating performance of “Englishman in New York” from Sting’s 1987 album, “… Nothing Like the Sun.” The seamless collaboration between the artists showcased their versatility and ability to captivate an audience with their talents.

After Sting set the stage on fire, it was Billy Joel’s turn to mesmerize the crowd. The Piano Man took the audience on a nostalgic journey through his extensive catalog of beloved classics. The audience sang along fervently as Joel delved into timeless hits such as “My Life,” “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song),” “New York State of Mind,” and “Only the Good Die Young.” Each song resonated with the crowd, evoking feelings of nostalgia and joy.

Joel also showcased his ability to connect with his audience on a personal level. He introduced them to his new single, “Turn the Lights Back On,” which he performed for only the third time ever. The audience eagerly embraced this fresh addition to Joel’s repertoire, eagerly listening to the heartfelt lyrics and catchy melody.


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Unforgettable Solos and Breathtaking Duets

The surprises didn’t end there. Billy Joel demonstrated his versatility by taking on the iconic Rolling Stones’ anthem “Start Me Up” early in the set, adding his own unique flair to the rock classic. Sting reciprocated the earlier duet favor by joining Joel on stage for a captivating performance of “Big Man on Mulberry Street” from Joel’s 1986 album, “The Bridge.” The chemistry and mutual admiration between the two artists were evident, enhancing the already breathtaking performance.

Fans of Billy Joel and Sting can rest assured that their collaboration is far from over. The duo plans to continue performing together intermittently throughout the year, with upcoming shows scheduled in various cities. One eagerly anticipated joint performance is set to take place on April 13 at San Diego’s Petco Park. Joel, known for his electrifying live shows, has an extensive tour itinerary with more than a dozen dates booked for the year. He will also be joined by esteemed musicians such as Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart, and Chris Isaak at select locations. Sting, a tireless performer, will be embarking on a rigorous European tour from May through August, thrilling audiences across the continent.

The Billy Joel and Sting joint tour promises an unforgettable experience for fans of both artists. Their electrifying performances, stunning duets, and charismatic stage presence make for a captivating evening of music. With a blend of classic hits and surprising collaborations, these iconic musicians continue to leave audiences in awe.

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Sting’s setlist for the concert on February 24, 2024, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa:

🎵 “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” (with Billy Joel)
🎵 “Message in a Bottle”
🎵 “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You”
🎵 “Englishman in New York” (with Shaggy)
🎵 “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free”
🎵 “Spirits in the Material World”
🎵 “Fields of Gold”
🎵 “Brand New Day”
🎵 “Heavy Cloud No Rain”
🎵 “Shape of my Heart” (with snippet of Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams”)
🎵 “Walking on the Moon”
🎵 “So Lonely” (with snippet of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ “No Woman, No Cry”)
🎵 “Desert Rose”
🎵 “King of Pain”
🎵 “Every Breath You Take”
🎵 “Roxanne”

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