Page last updated at 09:52 GMT, Sunday, 26 July 2009 10:52 UK

Joel illness forces off Elton gig

Sir Elton John and Billy Joel
Sir Eton John and Billy Joel have toured together on several occasions

Sir Elton John and Billy Joel have been forced to cancel a second joint concert after Joel fell ill.

The pair have pulled out of Monday's date at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York.

They had already called off Friday's show on their tour when Joel was told to rest after coming down with "flu- like symptoms" and "extreme fatigue".

Details on rescheduling the concert dates are expected to be announced in the coming week.

Sir Elton and Joel have been touring together for two months under the banner Face 2 Face, selling out arenas across the US.

During their concerts they take to the stage for a series of piano duets, before going on to sing some of their biggest solo hits.

The pair first began performing together in 1994, and this time are planning to travel the world playing together on and off for at least two years.

Print Sponsor

Sir Elton makes alien Austen film
17 Feb 09 |  Entertainment
Billy Joel splits with third wife
18 Jun 09 |  Entertainment

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific