Billy Joel is coming home for the holidays with the announcement of a New Year’s Eve show at UBS Arena on New York’s Long Island. The December 31st show will mark The Piano Man’s debut at the new home of the NHL‘s New York Islanders, which opened in 2021, replacing Nassau Coliseum.

“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.”

Citi cardmembers will have access to a presale for tickets to the Billy Joel New Year’s Eve concert at UBS Arena beginning Monday, September 11th at 10 a.m. through Thursday, September 14th at 10 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 15th via Ticketmaster. The December 31st concert will begin at 9:30 p.m.

On the other side of the East River in Manhattan, Joel is currently in the midst of his ongoing residency at Madison Square Garden. A monthly fixture of the World’s Most Famous Arena for the past ten years, Mr. Long Island will end his historic residency in July with his 150th lifetime performance at The Garden.

“I’m kind of flabbergasted that it lasted as long as it did. My team tells me that we could continue to sell tickets, but ten years, 150 shows—all right already!” Joel said when he announced the residency’s conclusion. “I do remember the first time we played Madison Square Garden, it was the pinnacle of my career. I thought, ‘My God, I’m headlining Madison Square Garden.’ Everybody in the world knows when you play The Garden, it’s not just New York. To our audience, I want to thank them for coming to our shows for this long. It’s hard to end, even at 150 lifetime shows. I just want to thank everyone for the wonderful thing that’s happened here.”

Joel’s next performance at The Garden is set for Sunday, September 10th. Between stops at MSG, he has a series of co-headlining stadium shows with Stevie Nicks. For tickets and a full list of tour dates visit his website.

Billy Joel at UBS Arena – New Year’s Eve