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METS AND BILLY JOEL ADD SECOND - AND FINAL - SHOW FRIDAY, JULY 18 FOR LAST CONCERT EVER AT SHEA STADIUM

BILLY JOEL'S "THE LAST PLAY AT SHEA" PRESENTED BY CITI®

Tickets Go On Sale This Saturday, February 23 at 9 A.M. (EST) at www.507TIXX.com

Music Legend Sets Shea Concert Record, Selling Out July 16 Show in 48 Minutes


NEW YORK, N.Y., February 19, 2008 - The New York Mets today announced that rock and roll icon Billy Joel has added a second - and final - show on Friday, July 18 in "The Last Play at Shea." Tickets for the final concert event in Shea Stadium history go on sale this Saturday, February 23 at 9:00 a.m. at www.507TIXX.com and by phone at (718) 507-TIXX. Citi cardmembers also will have access to purchase preferred seats through Citi's Private Pass® Program, available to all Citi cardmembers at www.privatepass.citi.com

Today's announcement follows the fastest concert sell out in Shea's 44-year history when more than 50,000 tickets sold on the Mets' www.507TIXX.com ticketing system powered by Paciolan in 48 minutes.

Billy Joel becomes the fourth artist to play multiple shows at Shea Stadium since its opening in 1964, joining Rock & Roll Hall of Famers the Beatles (1965, 1966), the Rolling Stones (1989), Elton John & Eric Clapton (1992), and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (2003).

With his upcoming shows at Shea, Joel becomes the first artist in music history to have played all four of New York City's premier sporting venues: Shea Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Giants Stadium and Madison Square Garden, where, in April 2006, he broke the record for longest sequence of sold-out shows by a single artist (12).

The Mets will play their final regular season game at Shea, Sunday, September 28 against the Florida Marlins and move into Citi Field, their new home, in 2009.
Billy Joel - 2008 Tour Dates
2/23/08 -- Anaheim, CA -- Honda Center
2/26/08 -- Sacramento, CA -- ARCO Arena
2/28/08 -- Denver, CO -- Pepsi Center
3/2/08 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Bradley Center
7/16/08 -- New York City -- Shea Stadium (SOLD OUT)
7/18/08 -- New York City -- Shea Stadium

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Comments (43)

Sucks for all the people who thought that first show was going to be the last concert ever. Billy Joel blows.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 8:54 AM

Billy Joel sticks it to the scalpers... and sucks...

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 9:03 AM

Can they do this? You can't bill the first show as THE LAST SHOW EVAAAAA!!! and then a few days later say it's actually the second-to-last ...

Posted by James Snuka | February 19, 2008 9:08 AM

METS suck!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 9:09 AM

Fuck the Mets, fuck Billy Joel, and fuck scalpers.

Who's next?

Posted by James | February 19, 2008 9:21 AM

I guess Nassau Coliseum is not a premier city venue! Ha!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 9:24 AM

I wish this old fart would fucking die already.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 9:51 AM

wow...seems like everyone is feeling quite cheery today, huh?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 10:07 AM

I hear Kanye West is opening...

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 10:09 AM

What time does Daft Punk play their last show at Shea?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 10:10 AM

Can't believe it took 10 comments to get the lame Daft Punk comment!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 10:16 AM

"Sucks for all the people who thought that first show was going to be the last concert ever. Billy Joel blows."

I got great seats for the first show, and I knew they would add more. It is not the last event at Shea, so it really doesn't matter. The last home game is the real last event.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 10:25 AM

What time does Billy Joel drunkenly crash his car one last time? (while listening to a Kanye/Daft Punk remix)

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 10:40 AM

Radiohead at Shea Stadium will be the final show with Daft Punk opening

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 11:18 AM

To anyone who got tickets this past Saturday - what time did you get your tickets? I was on Ticketmaster from 9:55 until about 10:05 when i remembered they were through that 507tixx site, got on there and it said they were sold out. This was at 10:07. but according to this post it took almost an hour to sell out. Any ideas?

Posted by Jeff | February 19, 2008 11:44 AM

was that 507 tixx site quick or jammed up saturday?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 11:49 AM

Billy Joel is the fucking man, to prove this all you need to do is look at the music video for "keeping the faith".......'I know justice is blind but i sure hope it ain't deaf.'

Posted by Ben | February 19, 2008 11:51 AM

The 507tixx site was awful, but I was still able to get 2 pairs of great tickets with no problems. Some people couldn't even get through.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 11:54 AM

BEWARE - this show will be filled with Modern Orthodox Jews between the ages of 29-55. Things could get out of hand quickly.

Posted by Count Raffulon | February 19, 2008 12:03 PM

daft punk collapsed worse than the mets at the end of last year and should never be mentioned again

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 12:40 PM

Daft Punk beat the almighty patriots to win the Super Bowl!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 1:00 PM

Daft Punk will be the first act to play a concert at Citi Field!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 1:33 PM

I guess Nassau Coliseum is not a premier city venue! Ha!

Nassau Coliseum is on Long Island (ie not New York City)

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 1:40 PM

Giants Stadium is not in NYC either :)

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 1:46 PM

>>>Nassau Coliseum is on Long Island (ie not New York City)

ok....so what borough is Giants Stadium in ??

and Billy Joel deserves a lifetime achievement award....................................... in SUCKING !

Posted by RT | February 19, 2008 1:50 PM

It's in East Rutherford, NJ

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 1:51 PM

RT's question was rhetorical, Anon. 1:51.

Posted by Captain Obvious | February 19, 2008 2:00 PM

Usually it's Chinese people taking the pictures, not the other way around.

LANCE ITO!

Posted by Ito Power | February 19, 2008 2:05 PM

Your article says that Joel becomes the fourth to play multiple shows at She, I believe that The Who played 2 consecutive nights in the early 80's, not sure if it was 82 or 83. I was a vendor there at the time that i why I remember.

Posted by Sam LaBarbera | February 20, 2008 12:08 PM

Nothing wrong w/ Shea & nothing wrong w/ Yankee stadium.

Enjoy their new replacements, New York; you're paying for them!

Posted by Jonesboogie, Rawkansas | February 20, 2008 6:08 PM

that photo is super fucking cute.

Posted by Mandy | February 20, 2008 6:30 PM

is this already sold out? the ticket website sucks

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2008 9:05 AM

I clicked on it at exactly 9:00. Shut out. They are on 60 second refreshes to try again. I have 10 tabs open so now I get to experience rejection every 6 seconds!

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2008 9:20 AM

it took me and two friends about a 1/2 hour to get through for the second show but we manage to get field seats for the last show

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2008 8:27 PM

Billy Joel is so terrific. My favourite song is “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, which is also pretty famous. Tickets for his concert are hard to come by. I asked my parents to buy me tickets, but they said it was too much money and I don’t have the money myself. Thankfully a buddy of mine found a website where he found really cheap BJ tix .Fortunately my parents accepted to book me tickets due to low prices that this site offers.
Here is the site:
http://www.ticketsinventory.com/concert/billy-joel-tickets/

Posted by mileyyCyrus | March 3, 2008 12:48 PM

Billy Joel is the Man and i heard that Paul Simon and Paul Mccartney will be opening for him

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2008 6:22 PM

Uhh Paul McCartney opening for Billy Joel ?? I don't think so - he has not opened for anyone since 1963 before The Beatles came to the US. I have heard rumors he will be there - not to open though.

Posted by Adult | July 7, 2008 8:27 AM

Just got home... my mind is blown.

3 hour + Set

Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, Steven Tyler, Roger Daltrey and of course Sir Paul McCartney

Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2008 1:53 AM

Truly an amazing show.

Posted by treece | July 19, 2008 5:34 AM

THE BALCONY WAS SHAKING LIKE CRAZY WHEN PAUL CAME OUT!

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2008 10:49 AM

Agreed. I was also thrilled that he played a few things I'd never seen him do live before (Root Beer Rag, The Entertainer, This Night), but the special guests at the end were just amazing.

Posted by Adam | July 19, 2008 9:10 PM

Has everyone here stepped into a bizarro world?


Billy Joel sucks. End of story.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2008 10:59 PM

how many songs did he do from glass houses?

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2008 11:02 PM

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