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Billy Joel extends his Philly show to compensate on rain delay

music news 02/08/2018

At Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Billy Joel played extra songs during his show to reward fans who braved the dreary weather last Friday. Due to start at 9pm, the show was delayed for about 45 minutes.

Joel played five fitting rain-themed songs like "The Rain in Spain" and covered Prince's "Purple Rain", making sure that fans were not disappointed by the show due to a mere rain.

Billy Joel also thanked Ben Folds, the singer-songwriter and pianist for making a sacrifice on being rained on during the concert.

See his official setlist below:

  1. Big Shot
  2. The Rain in Spain (My Fair Lady)
  3. Vienna
  4. Zanzibar
  5. Have You Ever Seen the Rain? (CCR cover)
  6. The Entertainer
  7. Half a Mile Away
  8. Not Fade Away (The Crickets cover)
  9. Don't Ask Me Why
  10. Singin' in the Rain (Gene Kelly cover)
  11. Fool in the Rain (Led Zeppelin cover)
  12. Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
  13. Rain (The Beatles cover)
  14. Purple Rain (Prince cover)
  15. The Downeaster Alexa
  16. A Room of Our Own
  17. And So it Goes
  18. Allentown
  19. New York State of Mind
  20. Sometimes a Fantasy
  21. She's Always a Woman
  22. River of Dreams / Take it Easy (Eagles cover)
  23. Only the Good Die Young
  24. Nessun dorma (Giacomo Puccini cover)
  25. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
  26. Piano Man

    Encore:
  27. We Didn't Start the Fire
  28. Uptown Girl
  29. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
  30. You May Be Right / Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin cover)