Billy Joel & Sting – A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

See two legendary musicians come together in concert: Billy Joel & Sting on stage together! Take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience featuring concert tickets, luxurious hotel accommodations, and much more!

Sting kicked off the show with a 16-song set, then returned midway through Joel’s set to perform The Police classic “Big Man on Mulberry Street.” Watch clips below!

New York State of Mind

Although the phrase, “I’m in a New York State of Mind”, can mean many different things, it generally refers to an emotional attachment and deep affection for New York City. From its gritty streets to its vibrant neighborhoods and strong sense of community life, New York possesses an irresistibly alluring quality that brings people from around the globe into its fold.

On Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida for his MSG franchise residency at Raymond James Stadium, Billy Joel got the crowd energized with plenty of Empire State pride. A screen flashed Brooklyn Bridge footage during “Movin’ Out,” while video footage of Lady Liberty graced “New York State of Mind.”

Turn the Lights Back On

Joel’s music remains timeless despite new single releases and animated lyric videos; its influence resonates across generations even after his passing, as evidenced on Saturday night. Joel continues to live through his legacy.

Sting, donning an elegant Sinatra-inspired suit and hat, joined Joel onstage for one final song: Big Man on Mulberry Street – not heard live in Tampa since Valentine’s Day 1999. In addition, 44/876 collaborator Shaggy joined in singing Sting’s hit, “Englishman in New York”.

CBS abruptly stopped broadcasting during “Piano Man,” prompting many to vent on social media. The full concert will be rebroadcast on Friday; until then, you can view their One Night Only tour show through Paramount+.

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Under a glittering full moon, The Piano Man and former Police frontman turned Raymond James Stadium into an electric atmosphere as they co-headlined their first concert together as headliners.

Over time, its history took many twists and turns. The original version was written and performed in Zulu as “Mbube” or “Wimoweh.” After Pete Seeger recorded it with his group The Weavers, it soon became popular worldwide. Following its initial success, doo-wop group the Tokens altered it into an English version featuring lyrics written by Brill Building songwriter George David Weiss to form their 1961 US No 1 hit, The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

But Solomon Linda, the original writer, did not benefit much from all the reimaginings and rewritings of Wimoweh. They sued Disney and received an undisclosed settlement.

Big Man on Mulberry Street

Sting was lucky not to experience rain during his nearly 90-minute opening set at Petco Park in San Diego; yet that didn’t stop his audience from singing along every word of “Every Breath You Take,” his rendition from The Police classic song.

Sting later made his return for a duet on Billy Joel’s 1986 track, the jazzy composition about a wanderer around Little Italy in New York is said to be inspired by Joel’s own life experiences.

The pair’s performance was one of the highlights of the night, proving they make an ideal musical partnership. Not only were their vocal skills impressive; both artists demonstrated outstanding keyboard work.

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

Sting commenced his set at Tampa with “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” from his iconic Police album Ghost in the Machine from 1981, featuring guest keyboardist Jean Alain Roussel against Andy Summers’ and Stewart Copeland’s wishes.

Two iconic musicians joined forces for an electric duet performance to delight Raymond James Stadium crowd in Tampa. It was an extraordinary moment between these ’70s icons who are taking new steps forward with their careers; Joel recently released his first new song in 17 years while Billy is about to begin an unprecedented residency at Madison Square Garden. Both acts continue touring globally in 2024 – fan-shot footage can be found below of their Tampa performance.