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At Thursday's press conference, which featured brief remarks from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore Ravens president Dick Cass, a recent example of a major concert's economic impact on the city was revealed. A study estimated $6.6 million was spent in Baltimore because of last July's Beyonce/Jay Z concert, according to Michael Frenz, executive director of the Maryland Stadium Authority.
Joel performed in Washington in July, but this summer's M&T Bank Stadium show will be his first in Baltimore in nearly four decades, Rawlings-Blake said.
Billy Joel, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member with more than 150 million records sold worldwide, will perform at M&T Bank Stadium on July 25, according to Live Nation. The concert’s formal announcement — featuring Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore Ravens president Dick Cass — will occur at the stadium Thursday morning.
The 65-year-old New York singer-songwriter behind hits like “Piano Man,” “Uptown Girl” and “New York State of Mind” last performed in the region in July at Nationals Park in Washington.
Joel’s M&T Bank Stadium show comes less than a month before British pop group One Direction takes its stage on Aug. 8. Beyonce and Jay Z’s On the Run show in July was the last concert M&T Bank Stadium hosted.