Billy Joel Announces Area New Year’s Eve Show

It’s time to start making your New Year’s Eve plans, Billy Joel fans!

Joel will perform at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 3, marking the 25th anniversary of the last time he played the venue on New Year’s Eve.

“We are thrilled to welcome Billy back home for what will be another momentous night in his four-decade-long history playing the Coliseum,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of BSE Global, the operator of the historic venue. “This performance will be a celebration for Long Islanders, truly making New Year’s Eve at NYCB LIVE the ultimate destination to ring in 2019.”

Joel, a Long Island native, will play his 34th show at the Coliseum. He last played on Long Island on April 5, 2017, when exuberant Billy Joel fans packed NYCB LIVE for the arena’s first show following an extensive renovation. Tickets for that show sold out in less than four minutes. In 1998, Joel sold out nine shows, setting the venue’s record for the most sellouts in one year. A banner currently hangs in the rafters at NYCB LIVE to commemorate Joel’s longstanding history on Long Island.

Joel is set to play at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 30. His shows have been celebratory affairs, as The Piano Man welcomed guests Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, and John Mellencamp to the stage at various shows for his historic run of over 100 shows at the famed venue.

Tickets for NYE go on sale Friday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets, look on