Wow, too bad it'll be Joel's last live tour! The past two (plus Cinematic Titanic) were amazingly fun and special experiences for me, so I'm just glad we're at least getting another one this year. I'm interested to see who else will be riffing alongside him..
I would guess Tim Ryder and Grant Baciocco, though it would be cool if Hampton Yount could do this tour.
Hampton's not exactly busy. He's got a podcast, and he does the comedy club touring thing. And...that's it?
Barron's developing his own shows, starring in other shows, etc. So it makes sense for him to miss tours.
But Hampton? Unless they're not paying him enough to make it worth his time, I can't see why he sits out. Or maybe he doesn't want to look like the one guy with nothing going on and sits out because everyone else does.