Official announcement today on Billy Joel concert
Update: The official announcement regarding Billy Joel's concert at Lambeau Field is Wednesday morning.
The promoters are holding a news conference at 9:30.
FOX 11 will have complete coverage.
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Music fans who have been waiting "the longest time" for another concert at Lambeau Field will get their wish when Billy Joel holds a concert in June, sources have confirmed to FOX 11.
The concert will be scheduled for June 17. Promoter Live Nation has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday morning at the Lambeau Field Atrium to formally announce the concert. Tickets are expected to go on sale soon after that.
According to Joel's website, other Midwest stops on his 2017 tour include a July 28 concert at Target Field in Minneapolis and an Aug. 11 concert at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Joel has sold more than 150 million records and has 33 top 40 hits. Some of them include "Piano Man", "Uptown Girl", and "Just The Way You Are."
"You know you're going to hear all the songs you want to hear," said Tom Smith, store manager of Exclusive Company record store in Green Bay. "He hasn't put out a new record in 20 years. He is just concentrating on what the fans want to hear. I think it will go over great."
The Green Bay Packers, Live Nation and the stadium district board have been exploring holding a second concert with a different performer that same weekend. However, stadium district board executive director Pat Webb says that is unlikely this year, but could happen in future years.
“The idea was floated, because you already have the stage there and if you could bring in two different types of acts, maybe that would work, but nothing was really ever done and I think we're getting late in the game here for bringing in a second concert,” said Webb in an interview with FOX 11 on Wednesday.
The last concert at Lambeau Field was a Kenny Chesney performance in 2015.
FOX 11's Ben Krumholz is working on this story and will have full reports tonight on FOX 11 News at Five, Nine and Ten.