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Billy Joel May Be Retiring From the Road
Claire Holton
3/29/2013


Sounds like the "Piano Man" Billy Joel may hang up the mic for good sometime soon.

In a new interview with ABC News Radio, the legendary singer revealed that, although he retired from writing new music 20 years ago, he may soon retire from performing live too.

Joel is set to headline Australia’s 2013 Stone Music Festival with Van Halen on April 21. The concert “will be a big test,” according to Joel, in determining whether or not he’ll continue touring.

He explained to ABC News Radio, “I want to see if it's time for me to get off the stage. There's a time when an athlete says I can't swing the bat anymore. So I get to feel it out... I don't want to be that guy; I don't want to be Spinal Tap.”

The news comes as a surprise to fans who may remember his last live performance at the “12-12-12” Hurricane Sandy benefit concert last year, as Joel was widely considered one of the best of the night.

The Stone Music Festival, as well as the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival on April 27, are currently Joel’s only scheduled tour dates for this year.

Stay tuned to his official website for more Billy Joel news and let us know what you think in the comments section below!


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