Billy Joel And Elton John To Tour Together As Long As They’re Still Standing

In news that will send many an ex-drama club member’s heart a-flutter, Elton John announced on The View this morning that his world tour with fellow ivory-tinkler Billy Joel, which begins in March, will last for “at least” two years. Think of it as a recession special: “It’s two people for the price of one,” Sir Elton told ABC’s class in chattering. “Our ticket prices are the same as you’d see anyone else, but there’s two of us. In this day and age, we hope to be getting people value for their money.” Now that is a message that anyone can get behind! After the jump, a few Joel/John collaborations from years past. (Hey, I got over denying my roots this summer, you know?)

“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”

“Piano Man”

Billy Joel, Elton John tour to last “at least two years” [Backstage Pass]

  • revmatty

    My brother was the LD for one or two of their first tours. They put on a seriously awesome show.

  • Chris Molanphy

    4:55 PM
    dennisobell: Wow, was that picture taken 15 years ago?
    mauraatidolator: haha yes
    dennisobell: Billy has hair, and he looks about 50 lbs lighter
    dennisobell: And Elton’s sporting his circa-93 mop

    dennisobell: Man, I think I was right about 93. That’s also when Billy did his last album. He’s got his River Of Dreams, I’m-still-married-to-Christie beard in that shot
    mauraatidolator: hahaha yes
    dennisobell: It’s the before-I-got-lonely-and-started-drinking-and-it-all-went-to-hell look

  • doublewhiskycokenoice

    for how long will elton john be allowed to prance around in pajama pants and everyone think it normal? the pair in that photo is one step away from Zubaz, and yet also one step away from being a nearly unemployed cook in a random americana restaurant.

    Hell’s Kitchen Hammer Time?

  • Audif Jackson Winters III

    Billy must be getting really sick of that cookbook-slanging wife of his.

  • MameDennis

    Well, on the Elton John Style Continuum, that passes for normal. Hey, at least he’s mothballed the Donald Duck costume!

  • Michaelangelo Matos

    @Audif Jackson Winters III: Today I was trying to explain Katie Lee Joel’s tenure as Top Chef host to my sister. I wound up using the phrase “broken cheerleader.”

  • cheesebubble

    @Audif Jackson Winters III: Mrs. Joel should be encroaching on 30 years of age sometime soon. In other words, Billy will be gearing up for a new jail bait wife pretty soon.

  • Clubber Lang

    drago would last longer