Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks to Perform at M&T Bank Stadium as Ravens Seek to Bring More Big Shows to Baltimore – The Baltimore Sun

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks will perform at M&T Bank Stadium, part of a campaign to bring more big concerts to the downtown Baltimore venue that is home to the Ravens.

On Saturday, October 7, the Rock Stars will play at the stadium. Tickets will go on sale to the public January 20 at 10am

“The concert will go a long way” in highlighting Baltimore, said Democratic Mayor Brandon Scott, adding that officials are looking forward to bringing more world-class events to the city.

Past artists in the stadium include Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Billy Joel, Metallica, One Direction, Justin Timberlake and U2.

Joel, 73, whose songs include “Uptown Girl,” “Just The Way You Are” and “The Longest Time,” and Nicks, 74, will launch a joint tour this year. Nicks, a member of Fleetwood Mac, is also a popular solo artist.

The tour is being promoted under the slogan “Two Icons, One Night”. The first date announced is March 10 in Los Angeles. Other announced stops, according to Joel’s website, are Dallas; Nashville, Tennessee; Philadelphia. Columbus, Ohio; Kansas City; Boston and Minneapolis.

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks will perform at M&T Bank Arena in Baltimore in October.

There are nine concerts taking place this year, but the stadium official previously mentioned 10.

Ticketmaster didn’t say prices for Thursday’s Baltimore concert. Tickets for the Los Angeles premiere ranged from $65 to $2,455.

In 2019, Joel He became the first artist to perform a concert in nearby Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Thursday’s announcement at the Ravens’ 25-year-old stadium comes after the state’s Public Works Board approved last week a new 15-year NFL team lease with the Maryland Stadium Authority. The lease begins a new period of stadium upgrades and motivates the club to bring major events to the 71,000-capacity stadium.

Under the new agreement, the Ravens will keep all revenue from non-NFL events, such as concerts, college football games, and exhibition football games, and collect a 10% admission and amusement tax from the state. The tax is applied to the base price of each event ticket, with 80% going to the stadium authority and the remainder to the city.

This is a change from the previous lease, under which the team did not retain the rights to all revenues and The authority gave a negotiated portion – Varies from event to event – To be taxed to the club to support losses in the event the event loses money.

No other concerts have been completed.

“We always look forward to bringing these types of events to Baltimore,” said Rich Tamayo, senior vice president of stadium operations. “Bringing in Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks, I think it’s something we want for the city.”

The October 7 party will take place during the 2023 Ravens season. The team’s opponents for the upcoming season have been announced, but not their schedule.

The pandemic has complicated efforts to schedule shows at Baltimore stadiums. Country music star Garth Brooks He was supposed to perform in the fall of 2021 at M&T Stadium but was canceled due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

As the pandemic eased, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney It played its first show in Baltimore since 1964 Last June at Camden Yards. Also last year, it hosted the baseball field Dru Hill, Smash Mouth, Flo Rida, and The Struts at the Summer After-Game Concert Series.

Another major work coming this year to town Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, which will play a renovated venue now known as CFG Bank Arena on April 7. Boss has also played at the site, formerly known as the Baltimore Civic Center and Royal Farms Arena, in 1973, 2009, and 2016. Springsteen will be the first major performer after the arena A ends. $200 million for a facelift.

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An earlier version of this story misstated the name CFG Bank Arena. Sun regrets the mistake.

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