Steve Miller Joins Billy Joel At Madison Square Garden

By Andy Kahn Dec 21, 2017 9:34 am PST

Billy Joel’s monthly residency at Madison Square Garden continued Wednesday night in New York City. The show, which was originally supposed to take place on June 6 but was moved due to illness, saw the Piano Man joined by Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame guitarist Steve Miller.

Joel mixed some Christmas carols and holiday tunes into his setlist last evening, incorporating interludes of “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Sleigh Ride” between songs. Miller emerged mid-set and offered the audience a choice of seeing a collaborative performance of his 1967 single “Living In The U.S.A.” or his well-known hit “The Joker.” The rousing response for the latter was soon followed by a performance of the 1973 classic rock favorite.

Audience-shot video footage of the sit-in at MSG was captured by Jim Powers, check it out here:

Here are some additional highlights from Wednesday at The Garden:

[Sleigh Ride / Allentown]

[Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer / River of Dreams / Jingle Bell Rock]


Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden

  • Unknown Song
  • Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)
  • Pressure
  • A Matter of Trust  
  • She's Got a Way  
  • Vienna  
  • Zanzibar
  • The Downeaster Alexa  
  • Stop in Nevada
  • The Joker  
  • Allentown
  • New York State of Mind
  • Don't Ask Me Why  
  • Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
  • My Life
  • Sometimes a Fantasy
  • She's Always a Woman  
  • The River of Dreams  
  • Nessun dorma  
  • Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
  • Piano Man
  • We Didn't Start the Fire
  • Uptown Girl
  • It's Still Rock and Roll to Me  
  • Big Shot
  • You May Be Right

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