Billy Joel may have the most secure job in music for the next few years, a monthly gig at Madison Square Garden.
The singer/songwriter signed a contract with the venue to appear one per month until demand for tickets ebbed. Based on the fact that he was able to sell out twelve straight nights there a few years ago, it would be within the realm of belief that he could be set for many, many years.
Joel opened with Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway) and went on to play at least one song from every one of his albums except 1989Œs Storm Front including four each from The Stranger and Glass Houses, three each from Turnstiles and The Nylon Curtain, two each from 52nd Street and The River of Dreams and one from Cold Spring Harbor, Piano Man, Streetlife Serenade, An Innocent Man and The Bridge.
Joelfs next appearance at Madison Square Garden is February 3 followed by March 21. All dates, so far, are sold out.
Billy Joel setlist
Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway) (from Turnstiles, 1976)
Pressure (from The Nylon Curtain, 1982)
Summer, Highland Falls (from Turnstiles, 1976)
The Longest Time (from An Innocent Man, 1983)
Blonde Over Blue (from River of Dreams, 1993)
Everybody Loves You Now (from Cold Spring Harbor, 1971)
All for Leyna (from Glass Houses, 1980)
Movinf Out (Anthonyfs Song) (from The Stranger, 1977)
Wherefs the Orchestra? (from The Nylon Curtain, 1982)
Allentown (from The Nylon Curtain, 1982)
Big Man on Mulberry Street (from The Bridge, 1986)
New York State of Mind (from Turnstiles, 1976)
Zanzibar (from 52nd Street, 1978)
The Entertainer (from Streetlife Serenade, 1974)
Shefs Always a Woman (from The Stranger, 1977)
Donft Ask Me Why (from Glass Houses, 1980)
The River of Dreams (from River of Dreams, 1993)
Scenes From an Italian Restaurant (from The Stranger, 1977)
Piano Man (from Piano Man, 1973) (opened with piano outro from Layla)
Big Shot (from 52nd Street, 1978)
Itfs Still Rock and Roll to Me (from Glass Houses, 1980)
You May Be Right (from Glass Houses, 1980)
Only the Good Die Young (from The Stranger, 1977)
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