Billy Joel To Play Brooklyn For New Year’s Eve

By Scott Bernstein Oct 31, 2013 6:50 am PDT

Last week we mentioned that Billy Joel had announced a U.S. date set for Florida in January and wondered aloud if he’d play a New Year’s Eve show. Well, the answer to that question is a resounding “yes” as Joel has just announced a December 31st show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

The show marks Joel’s first NYC performance since 2008. “We are proud that Billy has chosen to make Brooklyn his first arena concert in New York City since 2006,” Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center said in a statement announcing the event. “When we opened Barclays Center 13 months ago, Billy was one of the must-have artists for our building and we are thrilled that he will be ringing in the New Year on Brooklyn’s biggest stage. New York City born and Long Island raised, Billy is an iconic New Yorker and we are looking forward to a memorable evening.”

Ben Folds Five will open the show. Tickets go on sale November 9 at 10 a.m. ET.

[via Rolling Stone]
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