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Billy Joel has pushed his upcoming Detroit show back a full calendar year. The “Piano Man” was originally slated to play this July 9th at Detroit’s Comerica Park but has just announced the show will play instead on July 9th, 2022.

A message was posted to fans on his official website, BillyJoel.com:

Concert Rescheduled For Saturday, July 9, 2022

The upcoming Billy Joel concert at Comerica Park in Detroit has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 9, 2022. Tickets purchased for the previous date will be honored on the rescheduled date.

Tigers.com will contact via email all who purchased tickets with refund options for those unable to attend the new show. Ticket holders will have 30 days to respond.

Billy Joel told us a while back that he keeps the main fan base happy by slaying them with hit after hit during the show and gets to keep himself and the band sharp by digging deep into his back catalogue by playing some obscure older tunes — which the diehards eat up: “We actually enjoy playing those tracks more than the hits. Number One, because we don’t get to play them that often, and Number Two, because, y’know, they’re different. So, we pulled a few chestnuts out, some things didn’t work, some things did work and they kind of stayed in the set. Songs like ‘Zanzibar’ from 52nd Street, because we got a trumpet player now, and the guy just blows the audience away when he plays. And I took ‘Root Beer Rag’ out of the mothballs — I wasn’t even sure if I was going to be able to play that anymore.”

UPDATED: Billy Joel tour dates (subject to change):

August 4 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
August 14 – Buffalo, NY – New Era Field
September 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ball Park
October 23 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Super Stage
November 5 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
December 20 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
January 14, 2022 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
February 12, 2022 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
March 24, 2022 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
April 8, 2022 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
April 23, 2022 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium
June 25, 2022 – Notre Dame, IN – Notre Dame Stadium
July 9, 2022 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park