Billy Joel Covers Elton John, Eagles At 38th Consecutive Garden Show

Pop Break Live: Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden

When you are an aspiring musician, you dream of one day playing to a sold out crowd at The Garden in New York City. For Billy Joel, it’s just another Wednesday in February.

The “Piano Man” played his 38th consecutive show at The Garden bringing his grand total of performances at the historic venue to 84.

The Long Island native played through a massive setlist with chart-topping hits like “Big Shot”, “We Didn’t Start The Fire”, and “Moving Out (Anthony’s Song)”, and covered classics from Elton John, Eagles, and Louis Armstrong.

The Pop Break’s Al Mannarino was on the scene capturing the legendary performer on stage.

Billy Joel at The Garden February 22 Setlist

My Life
Pressure
The Longest Time (Audience choice over “Innocent Man”)
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (The Righteous Brothers cover) (Snippet)
The Entertainer (Audience choice over “Say Goodbye to Hollywood”)
Your Song (Elton John cover) (Snippet)
Vienna (Audience choice over “Summer Highland Falls”)
Surprises
Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
New York State of Mind
Don’t Ask Me Why
The Downeaster Alexa (Audience Choice over “Keeping the Faith”)
Sometimes A Fantasy
Leningrad
Allentown
She’s Always A Woman
What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong cover)
The River of Dreams
Take It Easy (Eagles cover)
Nessun dorma (Giacomo Puccini cover)
Scenes From An Italian Restaurant
Piano Man

Encore:

We Didn’t Start The Fire
Uptown Girl
It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me
Big Shot
Only The Good Die Young
You May Be Right (with ‘Rock and Roll’ (Led Zeppelin) snippet)

Al Mannarino is the associate editor and photographer for Pop Break. He is also host of the News Over Brews Podcast, Loot Care Unboxed, Backstage Break, and the producer of Behind the Brews. He graduated Rowan University with a degree in Radio/TV/Film & History. When he isn’t writing he is either trying to build his own TARDIS or taking a nap. Follow him on Twitter: @almannarino. His photo website is: http://alfredmannarino.com