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Elton John & Billy Joel coming to Gillette Stadium

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Elton John and Billy Joel, the most successful and longest-running concert pairing in pop history, will reunite for their Face 2 Face tour at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, July 18 in their only New England appearance of 2009. Elton and Billy open the concert with a series of duets, playing twin pianos and trading vocals. Each artist then performs a set with his own band. A grand finale brings the two superstars and their supporting musicians back together for a closing encore. This includes some of both Elton's and Billy's greatest hits along with an unpredictable selection of rock and roll classics.

Tickets for the July 18 Gillette Stadium performance will go on sale Saturday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available at ticketmaster.com or by calling 866-448-7849. There will be a limit of eight tickets per customer.

"I am happy to welcome two of the most gifted and recognized artists of our time," said Robert Kraft, Chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group. "We are excited to host their distinct talents as the latest in a series of truly unique entertainment engagements at Gillette Stadium."

This will be Elton John and Billy Joel's first trip back to Foxboro since two sold out concerts at Foxboro Stadium in 1994. Upon the much anticipated return in 2001 and 2002, they returned to Boston with four sold out concerts at the Fleet Center, now known as TD Banknorth Garden.

"I love touring with Billy. I have the greatest respect for him and we're such good friends," Elton John said.

"The great thing about performing with Elton is that he is such a good piano player and that makes me have to dig deep to keep up with him, not to mention I've got the best seat in the house - only one piano away from Elton John!" said Billy Joel.

Concert dates announced this year for the Face 2 Face tour immediately sold out and include two concerts at Toronto's Air Canada Center and multiple nights at Chicago's Wrigley Field and Philadelphia's Citizen Bank Ballpark, in addition to concerts in Atlanta, Detroit, Houston and Tampa.

Elton and Billy last toured together in 2003 with 24 sellouts. According to Billboard magazine the Face 2 Face tour starring Elton John and Billy Joel was "the most successful touring package of all time."

Reserved Seat Tickets: $179.50, $99.50, $54.50 plus applicable service charges
Tickets go on sale: Saturday, February 28 at 10 a.m.
Available at ticketmaster.com and charge by phone 866-448-7849
Ticket limit 8 (eight) per customer

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