Long Island’s Billy Joel brought a bunch of his friends to join him during the first of the two final concerts at New York City’s Shea Stadium tonight. Tony Bennett, John Mayer, Don Henley and John Mellencamp each joined Joel for a song during this epic affair. Check out Newsday’s photo gallery and review for more on the action.
[Photo by Bruce Gilbert of Newsday]
Here’s the setlist:
Set: Star Spangled Banner, Miami 2017, Prelude/AYM, My Life, Everybody Loves You Now, The Entertainer, Zanzibar, Allentown, Ballad of Billy the Kid, NYSOM (w/ Tony Bennett), Big Man on Mulberry Street, Root Beer Rag, Movin Out, Goodnight Saigon, Don’t Ask Me Why, This is the Time (w/ John Mayer), Keeping the Faith,
Downeaster “Alexa”, Innocent Man (w/ “Stand By Me” leading into), Boys of Summer (w/ Don Henley), She’s Always a Woman, Captain Jack, Lullabye, River of Dreams (w/ “Hard Days Night”), Pink Houses (w/ John Mellencamp), WDSTF, Still Rock and Roll, You May Be Right, Please Please Me (Beatles)
Encore: Scenes, Only the Good Die Young, She Loves You (Beatles), Take Me Out To The Ballgame > Piano Man, Souvenir [via Joelfan.com]
All of those Beatles covers and teases certainly aren’t going to put the rumors to rest that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will join Joel on Friday during the final gig.