Billy Joel and Elton John Confirmed for Nationals Park

Our sources were right. The first ever concert at Nationals Park will be a pairing of Billy Joel and Elton John, and it will be on Saturday, July 11. It's one of a handful of summer ballpark dates for the duo on their Face 2 Face Tour 2009.

Tickets go on sale Saturday and range from $56.50 to $182.50. This is not a Ticketmaster event. It's all through Tickets.com and charge by phone (1-888-632-6287). So when something goes wrong, don't immediately blame Ticketmaster, although they probably did something indirectly to deserve some blame.

Interested in what you might hear? Here's a sample set list from the last Face to Face tour. Expect some changes, but perhaps not too many.

Joel/John:
"Your Song"
"Just the Way You Are"
"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"

John:
"Funeral for a Friend"/"Love Lies Bleeding"
"Someone Saved My Life Tonight"
"Philadelphia Freedom"
"Wasteland"
"I Want Love"
"Rocket Man"
"I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues"
"Take Me to the Pilot"
"Tiny Dancer"
"Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"
"Crocodile Rock"

Joel:
"Scenes From an Italian Restaurant"
"Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)"
"Angry Young Man"
"Allentown"
"Innocent Man"
"River of Dreams"
"Extremes"
"New York State of Mind"
"It's Still Rock'n'Roll to Me"
"Only the Good Die Young"

Joel/John:
"My Life"
"The Bitch Is Back"
"You May Be Right"
"Benny and the Jets"
"Hard Day's Night"
"Great Balls of Fire"

Encore:
"Piano Man"

By David Malitz |  February 23, 2009; 2:00 PM ET D.C.
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The horror...the horror...

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