Billy Joel Welcomes Paul Simon & Miley Cyrus At Madison Square Garden


Billy Joel continued his monthly residency at Madison Square Garden in New York City with a little help from his friends on Saturday night. Paul Simon and Miley Cyrus sat-in at various points and then both came together to help The Piano Man kick off the evening’s encore.

Joel began by roaring right into “Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)” with his band. Later, Billy gave the audience a chance to pick which songs he’d play as on this night “Vienna” won over “Just The Way You Are,” “The Longest Time” won over “An Innocent Man” and “Zanzibar” won over “Big Man On Mulberry Street.”

Paul Simon was the evening’s first guest as he reprised a sit-in he made with Billy to close out the Nassau Coliseum in 2015 before it underwent a renovation. Simon added to both “The Boxer” and “Late In The Evening.” A few songs later it was Miley’s turn to join Billy as she added to “New York State Of Mind.” The set rolled on with one classic after another including “Allentown,” “My Life,” “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” and “Piano Man.”

Billy Joel brought out both Paul Simon and Miley Cyrus at the start of the encore. The three stars and Billy’s band knocked “You May Be Right” out of the park and included a tag of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock & Roll” for good measure. Joel and his group then went on to end the night with a run of “We Didn’t Start The Fire,” “Uptown Girl,” “It’s Still Rock & Roll To Me,” “Big Shot” and “Only The Good Die Young.”

Watch “You May Be Right” and “New York State Of Mind” via Miley Cyrus World:

Here’s a clip of “Late In The Evening” thanks to MrBob524:


Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden

  • Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)
  • Pressure
  • Vienna
  • The Longest Time
  • The Entertainer
  • Zanzibar
  • The Boxer  
  • Late in the Evening  
  • Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
  • Born to Run  
  • The Downeaster Alexa
  • She's Always a Woman
  • Don't Ask Me Why
  • New York State of Mind
  • Allentown
  • My Life
  • Sometimes a Fantasy
  • The River of Dreams
  • Nessun dorma  
  • Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
  • Piano Man
  • You May Be Right  
  • We Didn't Start the Fire
  • Uptown Girl
  • It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
  • Big Shot
  • Only the Good Die Young