The ultimate tribute to the music of Billy Joel comes to DeLand Nov. 9

PLAYING BILLY JOEL — Members of Turnstiles, a tribute band to the music of Billy Joel are, from left, Dave Fullerton, Greg Reitano, Tony Monaco, Jeff McDonald, Mark Jacobs and Ron Fattorusso. The band is performing at the Athens Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Tickets cost $30 to $35.

Back by popular demand on Saturday, Nov. 9, the Athens Theatre in DeLand brings to Central Florida the band called Turnstiles, the ultimate tribute to the music of Billy Joel. With the Piano Man landing 42 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 list over a span of 30 years, you’re sure to know almost every song in the concert.

As a young man, Turnstiles bandleader Tony Monaco became an inspired, lifelong fan of Billy Joel. He used that inspiration to grow as a pianist, vocalist and songwriter. As a result, the Piano Man’s style has been forever imprinted on Tony’s musical soul.

After years of performing with various original projects and cover bands, Monaco has enlisted some of the finest musicians in South Florida to join with him in paying tribute to the man he has so much respect and admiration for.

Never intending to be an impersonator, Tony’s focus is on the music and delivering a faithful and completely live Billy Joel experience to share with others.

Turnstiles’ renditions of Joel’s hit songs are certain to move the casual listener as well as the hardcore Joel fan to their feet and have them singing along with all the classics!

Five years into their journey, Turnstiles have performed for hundreds of thousands of fellow Billy Joel fans, leaving them overjoyed and screaming for more!

Come see these “Big Shot” “Entertainer(s)” and forget the “Pressure” you’re under all day! Tony Monaco as the “Piano Man” and his five-piece band will put you “In a New York State of Mind,” and remind us all that “Only the Good Die Young.” “This Is the Time,” so come “Just the Way You Are” and bring your “Uptown Girl” to this top-notch Billy Joel tribute!

The Athens Theatre, at 124 N. Florida Ave. in Downtown DeLand, is excited to bring Turnstiles to DeLand at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.

Tickets cost $35 for preferred reserved seating (first five rows center orchestra and first two rows center balcony); and $30 for general reserved seating. A $3-per-ticket processing charge and 6.5-percent sales tax will be added to each purchase.

To purchase your tickets in advance or find out more specific information, visit the Athens Theatre website at www.AthensDeLand.com, or call the box office at 386-736-1500. Box-office hours are 1-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and one-and-a-half hours before live performances.

— Alexa A. Baldwin is director of marketing and operations for the Athens Theatre.