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Musical icon Billy Joel has delighted fans by announcing that he will be coming to Australia for a special one-off performance.

The legendary superstar will belt out his greatest hits at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on the 10th of December this year.

As the the third-best selling solo artist of all time, Billy Joel has racked up more than 150 million record sales across his career. The 73-year-old’s one-night-only show at the MCG is part of Always Live, a collaboration between the Victorian Government and Frontier Touring.

“It’s strange to go all the way to Australia to do just one show, but I guess that’s the deal,” Joel said.

Joel has promised fans will get to hear his biggest songs when he takes the stage, which could include: Uptown Girl, Piano Man, Just the Way You Are, Movin’ Out, Allentown, She’s Always A Woman and The River Of Dreams.

“You’ve got to do songs that people know. You can’t just do all your obscure album tracks because a lot of people may not know them,” he said.

“You’ve got to have a good amount of hits, but you’ve also got to do songs you like to do.”

It’s the second time Joel will have performed at the MCG after he sang with Elton John there in 1998.

Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp told Sunrise, event organisers and all levels of government in Victoria are “pulling out all the stops” to keep her city’s status “as the events and arts capital of Australia” post-pandemic.

General admission tickets go on sale on the 4th of July from 10 am here and Frontier members can access pre-sale tickets on 30th of June from 11am.

Telstra Plus Members can access pre-sale tickets on the 27th of June at 10 am here.

This article first appeared on OverSixty.

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