Billy Joel’s 1987 Soviet Tour Explored in New Doc

Billy Joel performs in the Soviet Union.
Billy Joel performs in the Soviet Union. Credit: Showtime

Sag Harbor’s Billy Joel  and his 1987 concerts in the Soviet Union are the subject of a new Showtime documentary premiering January 31.

His then-wife, Bridgehampton’s Christie Brinkley, and daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, joined him on the trip and are seen in archive footage. It was the first time an American rock ‘n’ roll act performed in the USSR since the building of the Berlin Wall.

Through old clips and new interviews, the doc explores the trials of the tour and its significance both politically and to music.

Watch the trailer:

Billy Joel: A Matter Of Trust – The Bridge To Russia debuts at 9 p.m. Eastern on January 31 on Showtime.

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