LIVE: Billy Joel

After 15 years away, Billy Joel -- yes, the Piano Man himself -- serenaded a jam-packed San Diego with hit after hit at Petco Park on May 14, 2016.

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Billy Joel -- the Piano Man himself -- performed at Petco Park in San Diego on May 14, 2016.
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It was the singer/songwriter legend's first show in San Diego after 15 years.
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The stadium was packed with eager fans that were greatly anticipating Joel's long-awaited return.
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The pop icon's set spanned his long, illustrious career and included such hits as "Uptown Girl," "River of Dreams," "She's Always a Woman," "We Didn't Start the Fire" and many more.
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The night started off with "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out On Broadway)," into "Pressure," a cover of Elton John's "Your Song," and then "Vienna" and "Zanzibar."
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Continuing, Joel and his band played then played a Solomon Linda cover "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," "For the Longest Time," "The Downeaster Alexa," "The Entertainer," "Say Goodbye to Hollywood," "New York State of Mind," "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)" and "She's Always a Woman."
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The audience was also treated to "Allentown," "Don't Ask Me Why," "My Life," "Sometimes a Fantasy," AC/DC's "Highway to Hell," "We Didn't Start the Fire," "River of Dreams," the Eagles' "Take It Easy," "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant," and "Piano Man."
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After a break, Joel emerged for an encore that included "Uptown Girl," "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," "Big Shot," "You May Be Right" (which he performed with Jason Mraz), and capped off the show with "Only the Good Die Young."
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During the show, he dedicated "The Entertainer" to Donald Trump.
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Joel is the sixth best-selling recording artist in the world, and third best-selling solo artist in the U.S.
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He's had 33 Top 40 hits over the last 40 years -- all written himself.
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He's won six Grammy Awards and has been nominated 23 times.
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Joel has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide.
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Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006).
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In 2001, he received the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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In 2013, Joel received the Kennedy Center Honors, the nation's highest honor for influencing American culture through the arts.
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With the exception of the 2007 songs "All My Life" and "Christmas in Fallujah", Joel stopped writing and releasing pop/rock material after 1993's "River of Dreams."
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In 2001, Joel released "Fantasies & Delusions," a collection of classical piano pieces. It is his latest studio album.
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Billy Joel performs at Petco Park in San Diego on May 14, 2016.
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Billy Joel performs at Petco Park in San Diego on May 14, 2016.
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Billy Joel performs at Petco Park in San Diego on May 14, 2016.
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Billy Joel performs at Petco Park in San Diego on May 14, 2016.
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