Billy Joel Tells Us What His Farewell Tour Will Look Like!
Posted: 12:53 pm Monday, July 30th, 2018
By Donna Donna
Billy Joel performs at the Staples Center Arena on April 5, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. Columbia Records recently released ‘My Lives,’ a retrospective box set of Mr. Joel’s career. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)
Billy Joel interviews are always fun; the Piano Man is frank, down to earth, and quite irreverent. When asked in a recent interview with Vulture about his thoughts on farewell tours he said he won’t say goodbye until his performances are no longer up to the standard he has set for himself, BUT if he were to do a farewell tour here’s what it would look like:
Billy Joel – “The stage is a living-room set: couch, TV, coffee table, food. And there’s bulletproof glass between me and the audience. Then I come out and lay down on the couch. I grab the remote and start watching TV. The crowd after a couple minutes goes, “Fuck this,” and starts throwing shit at the glass.
Vulture – And that’s the whole concert?
Billy Joel – “Yeah. I’ll have created a bond between me and the audience where I know they will never pay another nickel to see me again.”
God bless you and your wacky sense of humor Billy! May you continue to entertain us for many years to come. Read the full Billy Joel interview HERE