7 Mar 2011
BILLY JOEL ‘LIVE AT SHEA STADIUM’ OUT NOW
Today marks the release by Legacy Recordings of ‘Billy Joel – Live at Shea Stadium’, a full-length music film of Billy Joel’s historic shows in July 2008, which featured Roger Daltrey along with several other superstar performers and which marked the last-ever concerts at rock’s first great arena venue.
‘Billy Joel – Live At Shea Stadium’ is available in a CD/DVD set as well as a stand-alone DVD and stand-alone Blu-ray Disc.
The full-concert companion to the acclaimed Lionsgate documentary “The Last Play At Shea,” ‘Billy Joel Live At Shea Stadium’ features more than two hours of Billy and his band offering definitive, and often transcendent versions of hits, rarities, deep catalog, personal favorites and crowd-pleasing surprises including duets with guest artists Paul McCartney (“I Saw Her Standing There,” “Let It Be”), Tony Bennett (“New York State of Mind”), Garth Brooks (“Shameless”) and John Mayer (“This Is The Time”) along with exclusive DVD/Blu-ray bonus performances with Steven Tyler (“Walk This Way”), Roger Daltrey (“My Generation”) and John Mellencamp (“Pink Houses”).
Built in 1964, Shea Stadium was the home of the New York Mets for 45 years. Designed as a multi-purpose stadium, Shea became the birthplace of arena rock when the Beatles appeared there August 15, 1965, establishing the ballpark as a pinnacle venue for rock’s biggest names: The Who, The Police, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and others have all played Shea.
Chosen as the last rock act to play the venue, Billy Joel staged his “Last Play At Shea” concerts on July 16 and July 18, 2008, rocking a combined audience of 110,000 fans with one of the most emotionally charged shows ever played at the historic stadium. After 45 years, two New York Mets World Series victories, the arena debut of The Beatles and Billy Joel’s “The Last Play At Shea,” the final section of Shea Stadium was torn down in 2009.