Thought the Billy Joel tickets went fast for his show at The Paramount last year? Just wait until the tickets go on sale Wednesday for this year’s Long Island Music Hall of Fame gala.
Though Joel isn’t officially part of the gala, his core band from the ‘70s and ‘80s – including drummer Liberty DeVitto, who sued Joel over royalties in 2009, and the late Doug Stegmeyer, his longtime bassist and backing vocalist – is set to be inducted at the biennial gala scheduled for Oct. 23 at The Paramount in Huntington, according to sources close to the event.
Joel told Newsday through his spokeswoman that he will not be able to attend the event because he will be out of the country that night.
An official announcement about the Long Island Hall of Fame induction is expected Wednesday, along with ticketing information.