Billy Joel Plays New Year’s Eve in Florida, Sells Out Nassau Coliseum Opener

Billy Joel performs during the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Music Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Billy Joel. Photo credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images Entertainment/Thinkstock

For the second year in a row, Sag Harbor music icon Billy Joel is taking a break from his ongoing Madison Square Garden concert series in New York City to ring in the New Year with a special performance in Miami, Florida, and SiriusXM is offering one lucky fan a chance to see it live from their SiriusXM Suite!

One grand prize winner will receive a trip to Miami, Florida including airfare, a two-night hotel stay, ground transportation and two tickets to see Joel’s New Year’s Eve concert from the SiriusXM Suite at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida on Saturday, December 31.

To join the contest, visit for more information, listen to The Billy Joel Channel on SiriusXM channel 18 through November 1, or read official rules and fill out an entry here.

In other recent Billy Joel news, the Piano Man sold out the first show at the brand new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in less than four minutes on Friday, October 14. The sell-out was one of the quickest selling concerts ever at the venue, which is reopening with this first show on April 5, 2017 after undergoing an extensive renovation. Joel played the old Nassau Coliseum’s final show on August 4, 2015 with an unforgettable three-hour concert.

The April 5 concert will be Joel’s 33rd at the Coliseum. He sold out nine shows in 1998, which set the venue’s record for the most sellouts in one year. A banner will continue to hang in the rafters to honor of that success, just as it did prior to the Coliseum’s renovation.

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