Billy Joel and Elton John coming to Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Probably two of the most famous musicians around, Billy Joel and Elton John, are going to reunite for their so-called "Face 2 Face" tour. Concert promoters announced Wednesday that the two will perform at EnergySolutions Arena November 20.

They had so much fun on their previous tours together, Billy Joel and Elton John have decided to do it again. This will be their second visit to Salt Lake; they were here previously in January 2001.

"This is a big show. This show is selling out everywhere," said Jim McNeil, president of United Concerts.

To have two superstars on the same stage is rare, but for long-time fans of these two "Piano Men" the chance to see them perform each other's tunes and play with each other's backing band mates is a special musical event.

"It's an amazing show, having the two of them on stage together and the number of hits between the two of them. I don't know any two artists that would have that many hits," McNeil said.

Billy and Elton first went on tour together in 1994. It was such a popular show they did it again in 2001 and 2003. Look for this tour to extend well into next year.

McNeil says the show is popular because the songs are classic and still as good to listen to today as they were two decades ago. He says the energy between Billy Joel and Elton John during their performances is high.

"I think they love to perform. That's what they do. They're entertainers, they're on stage, they're both consummate live performers. In this case, one plus one equals three," McNeil said.

Tickets go on sale Monday, March 30, at 10 a.m., and the show is expected to sell out. This coming Friday, March 27, you'll have a chance to win two tickets to the show on KSL 5 News in the morning from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m.


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