No - his voice is not what it used to be. It's better.
At 66 years of age he has an incredible vocal range and his tone is much deeper and richer now.
And not only did he sing 'Uptown Girl' at the Tampa show, he sings it at EVERY show.
[Perhaps you shouldn't rely on 'someone' to tell you what you didn't hear.]
I don't know about what's going on in his personal life but I will say his voice is not anywhere near where it used to be. Listening to Sirius radio and hearing live concert recordings it's clear his voice is not what it used to be. Someone told me at the Tampa show he doesn't even sing 'Uptown Girl' live anymore, I think they were right from what I saw the other night.
What show were you people at? Everything you've posted here is a mean-spirited fabrication.
The next time Billy Joel comes to Tampa here's my advice - stay home.
Better yet, go to a Justin Beiber show and then tell us how great he was.
Pray for yourselves, you sanctimonious idiots.
My wife and I attended the New Years Eve show in Sunrise and had relatively good seats not far from the stage. Geez that woman he married waltzed out on stage like her shit didn't stink wearing a cape and shorts, like a total vamp or maybe she thinks she's a super hero now that she finally force marriage on him. IMHO I don't believe he would ever want something like that woman, she is hideous.
And yes I agree, his voice is shot right. I'll pray for him that he heals the direction his life has gone recently.
I would have to agree with you. I've been able to get to a couple of shows and I've been listening to his channel on satellite radio and I'm astounded with how downhill I think his voice has become in a short period of time, as in the last year to two years which is the period of time that I saw him. He also seems to be singing with almost no emotion. And by listening to him talk on the radio show, I wouldn't be surprised if he's smoking a lot.
Sick of these reviews talking how great it is right now. He's been mailing it in for over a year now, abusing drugs, alcohol and mentally unstable with a team of people surrounding him protecting his vices to keep him happy because he's so miserable right now with that gold digger that trapped him.
Forgot to include the setlist with the review; here it is:
Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)
Everybody Loves You Now
Your Song (snippet)
The Entertainer (with Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" intro)
The Longest Time
Rebel Rebel (Portion played as tribute to David Bowie)
The Downeaster Alexa
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
New York State of Mind
She's Always a Woman
Sometimes a Fantasy
Don't Ask Me Why
We Didn't Start the Fire
The River of Dreams/Take It Easy
Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
Whole Lotta Love
You May Be Right/Rock and Roll
Only the Good Die Young
Hi Eldon...you commented on a review from a show that occurred two years ago (2014). Were you referring to last Friday night's show (Jan 22, 2016) when commenting on this article?
Wrong set list
Missed all the highlights
Did this guy go to the same show I did ?
Los Diablos Blancos
Show @ The Emerald Bar
IS NOT CANCELLED!
It says Eastern Canada dates but it is a Western Canada tour they are doing.
This was a great interview! I just read the information about Veg Out! so I thought it was funny that the second interview I read mentioned it too.
And one hell of a nice guy, too. Great to spotlight such a cool guy and admire him for his beliefs.
He lived an amazing life, co wrote fame with John Lennon, His professor in college was none other than Peter Framton's dad Owen. He was a super star from birth. He will be missed.
I do remember that Glass Spider concert at Tampa Stadium , Peter Frampton toured and played lead guitar . It was a very physical concert with the dancers and Bowie interacting while he sang . I understand there is a very good bootleg recording of the concert around . He also played the performing art center on the Eartling tour which was I thought a great hard rock show .
I was working at a radio station and,I saw the album cover and thought he was just another crooner but then, another jock came in and he told me to listen to the album and see what was playable.
the more I listened; the more I realized that there was much more to this artist than the album cover flash. A very versatile artist, who will be sorely missed.
Sugar cassettes?? Husker Du vinyl, Jack!
This was a wonderful tribute by all of you who appreciate the truth in music. Thank you.
Merchandise was ignored on the 2014 list too. I figured it would maybe make this year's.
All good albums, Tim. I only have the weekly tune write-ups and you to know them all in the first place. So props to you on these and all the albums that you introduced to me in 2015. Here's to a great 2016 as well!
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