“For one night – and one night only – American musician Billy Joel is returning Down Under for his first live Australian performance in a decade.
The Piano Man will light up Melbourne’s MCG on Saturday in his first Victorian visit in 14 years. But If his holiday snaps are anything to go by, Sydney is where the 73-year-old (and let’s be honest, anyone) would rather be.
Joel and his wife Alexis Roderick, 40, and their two daughters Della, 7, and Remy, 5, enjoyed a boat ride jaunt around Darling Harbour last week. The family stayed in a five-star hotel for several days, with Joel sharing a series of snaps (inset) of their Taronga Zoo outing with the caption *Greetings from Sydney, Australia”.
Joel made a point of holidaying in the Harbour City en route to New Zealand before he’s due back in Melbourne on Saturday. He stepped out for a late lunch at Italian Woolloomooloo institution I Pontile last Friday, posing for a photo with restaurateur Gennaro Autore and his one-year-old, Ludovico (main picture).
Joel’s last trip here in 2013 was for a one-off show at Sydney’s Stone Music Festival. In a coup, the Victorian government shelled out the big bucks in partnership with Frontier Touring to entice Joel to do one show.”