John, Joel to tour together again

Top-grossing pair could play arenas for 'at least' two years

NASHVILLE -- Billy Joel and Elton John will reprise their wildly successful co-headlining concerts beginning in March.

John confirmed Tuesday on ABC's "The View" that the duo will work together again, adding they could be on the road for "at least" two years. But sources said the extent of the pairing is still being determined.

At first, John and Joel will play "select cities" in March and May. Details of on-sale ticket availability will be announced soon.

Regarded as the top-grossing co-headliners to date, John and Joel first worked together in 1994 and most recently toured together in 2003, when they grossed $45.8 million from only 24 sellouts, an average of nearly $2 million a night, according to Billboard Boxscore.

The pair has played stadiums and multiple nights at arenas, but all upcoming shows will be in arenas. Sources said the format will be similar to that of the 2003 tour, when the artists played songs together and individually.

Ticket prices will be similar to those of 2003, when the top price was $175.

"It's two people for the price of one," John said on "View." "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."

It is believed the tour will work with individual promoters in each market, as opposed to a national touring deal. John is booked by Howard Rose at the Howard Rose Agency, and Joel by Dennis Arfa at Artists Group International.
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