Seattle state of mind: Billy Joel announces Safeco Field concert in May

SEATTLE – Coming soon to a piano near you: Billy Joel.

It was announced on Wednesday that Joel will play Safeco Field on Friday, May 20. Tickets will go on sale Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. at, though American Express cardholders can by them beginning Feb. 1 at 10 a.m.

Joel last played in Seattle in 2010, when he did a show with Elton John.

Joel hasn’t released an album since 2001, and hasn’t released a pop album since 1993.

He’s spent the last two years playing a residency at Madison Square Garden.