by Morinville News Staff
It’s been 20 years since Elton John and Billy Joel united on the stage for the first time in a series of highly successful face-to-face tours, a formula for success that was regularly repeated until 2009. Five years later, Morinville and area residents will have the opportunity to get a sense of what those concerts were like when Billy Joel tribute artist Michael John and Elton John tribute artist Joey Riedel bring their Face2Face show to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre stage Oct. 24.
The two artists promise a high energy, interactive Rock ‘N’ Roll show that has each performing a solo set before a finale that has the two piano men playing together on separate pianos while sharing lyrics on each other’s songs.
Billy Joel tribute artist Michael John’s song list includes familiar Joel tunes Only the Good Die Young and Piano Man, songs that were top 40 hits when they were released as less well known numbers, including Angry Young Man and Scenes From An Italian Restaurant that are beloved by Billy Joel fans.
Elton John tribute artist Joey Riedel began performing at his junior high school dance and developed a strong love for Elton John’s music over the year. His solo part of the Face2Face show will cover the Elton John catalogue of music through three decades.
The concert offers a dinner and show option for $45 or a show only option at $25 per person. Dinner and show tickets will not be available at the door. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Show takes place at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at tixonthesquare.ca or at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre box office.