Billy Joel to perform his first show at UBS Arena on New Year’s Eve


It was only a matter of time.

The Piano Man is officially set to play at UBS Arena, the new home of the New York Islanders at Belmont Park, for the first time.

Billy Joel, a big Islanders fan, will be playing at the state-of-the-art arena on New Year’s Eve. This will be the famed Long Islander’s first show on the island since 2018 when he held his final show at Nassau Coliseum.

On June 1, he announced that his regularly sold-out residency at Madison Square Garden will end in July 2024. He said the first of a final string of 10 concerts will be on Oct. 23.

“We are thrilled to welcome Long Island’s own Billy Joel to UBS Arena at Belmont Park,” said UBS Arena president Kim Stone. “To have such an iconic artist as our New Year’s Eve show is an honor. We look forward to ringing in the New Year with him and our guests later this year.”

Pre-sale tickets go on sale for Citi® Cardmembers on Monday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. to Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. The public tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.

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