In what has become an annual tradition, Billy Joel returned to South Florida to ring in 2018 with a New Year’s Eve concert at the BB&T Center.
The Piano Man sauntered on stage to the roar of a jubilant crowd. Dressed in a suit and looking dapper, he greeted the fans and began playing songs that would carry everyone into a brand new year. No matter the resolutions made that night, everyone resolved to have a good time. Billy Joel’s show lasted from 2017 until 2018. And those who came to take part in the celebration still wanted more. In the end, they were treated to years and years of hits from a man who has devoted his entire life to making music that spans generations and stands the test of time.
Billy Joel Setlist
Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)
She’s Got a Way
This Is the Time
The Longest Time
Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
Stop in Nevada
Purple Haze (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
New York State of Mind
Don’t Ask Me Why
All About Soul
She’s Always a Woman
Honky Tonk Women (The Rolling Stones cover)
Auld Lang Syne (Robert Burns cover) (preceded by New Year’s countdown)
My Life The River of Dreams
Nessun dorma (Giacomo Puccini cover) (Mike DelGuidice on lead vocals)
Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
We Didn’t Start the Fire
It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me
Only the Good Die Young
You May Be Right
Andrew McMahon opened the concert with a high-energy set that showcased is musical abilities. His performance put everyone in a great mood in anticipation of a headlining concert by Billy Joel.