Playing Ball: The Piano Men At Nationals Park?

We didn't start the rally.

Received an alert today from Live Nation, the Washington Nationals and the mayor's office about a press conference on Monday at Nationals Park, where Mayor Fenty, et al, will announce the first-ever musical performance at the year-old ballyard near the Anacostia.

They're calling it "Washington, D.C.'s biggest summer concert" -- and if the rumors that We At The Washington Post are hearing turn out to be true, it will, indeed, be a pretty big deal (ticket-sales division).

On the rumored lineup card: Elton John and Billy Joel.

Doesn't seem to be so far-fetched, either, as the piano-pop giants have already announced joint concert dates at two baseball stadiums this summer: Wrigley Field Park and Citizens Bank Park, home of the world champion Philadelphia Phillies.

A Live Nation rep declined to comment on the rumored pairing.

By J. Freedom du Lac |  February 19, 2009; 3:49 PM ET Concerts , Speculation
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If they are truly aiming to be recession friendly, as they claim, let's see them play Fort Reno.

Posted by: M__N | February 20, 2009 8:57 AM

It's Wrigley Field Damit

Posted by: JDB1 | February 20, 2009 11:57 AM

Wow, Elton and Billy. Hard to top that (yawn). I really need to hear "Piano Man" again, the first 60,000 times just weren't enough.

Posted by: ana1ana2 | February 20, 2009 12:33 PM

Perspective, please. This is one date out of 30 on the North American tour.

Posted by: MikeLicht | February 23, 2009 8:22 AM

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