Billy Joel & Sting Get Loose Live On “Big Man On Mulberry Street” & The Police Classic

Billy Joel made a triumphant return to the music scene in 2024, dropping his first single in over a decade, “Turn the Lights Back On.” But that wasn’t all; he decided to spice up his live performance by inviting none other than rock legend Sting to join him on stage. The collaboration came to life during their co-headlining show at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, on February 24, 2024.

Sting’s entrance stole the spotlight as he graced the stage in a sleek silver suit and a stylish black fedora, perfectly setting the stage for their rendition of Joel’s jazz-infused track “Big Man on Mulberry Street.” The dynamic duo took turns on lead vocals, with Sting commanding the stage while Joel showcased his piano prowess. Sting’s infectious energy and impressive dance moves electrified the crowd, making it a performance to remember.

The audience was treated to an incredible night of music, with Sting delivering a 16-song set and Joel impressing with a 24-song lineup, including his hits and some surprising covers like The Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” Not to be outdone, Sting brought rapper Shaggy on stage for a memorable duet of “Englishman in New York.”

But the surprises didn’t end there. Joel returned the favor by joining Sting on stage for the opening song “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” showcasing their seamless musical chemistry. Joel’s heartfelt introduction to Sting, praising him as one of his favorite musicians of all time, only added to the magic of the moment.

Throughout the show, Joel charmed the crowd with his wit and self-deprecating humor, admitting his nerves about hitting the high notes in “An Innocent Man” but delivering a flawless performance nonetheless. His infectious energy and undeniable talent left the audience in awe, proving that age is just a number when it comes to rock ‘n’ roll.

For fans eager to stay updated on Billy Joel’s latest ventures, they can follow him on Facebook and Instagram for behind-the-scenes glimpses, upcoming performances, and more iconic collaborations like the unforgettable one with Sting. Don’t miss out on the chance to stay connected with a living legend.

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