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Billy Joel will play Shea final concert

February 8, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Billy Joel will make "The Last Play at Shea" in a final concert at Shea Stadium in July.The Piano Man will perform the night after baseball's All-Star game at Yankee Stadium, the Mets announced Thursday.

"It's an honor to help throw Shea the ultimate concert farewell party," said Joel, 58. "As a sports fan and a music lover, I will always have a place for Shea Stadium in my heart. I thank the Mets for giving me and my fans a chance to rock Shea Stadium one last time for the ages."

A new stadium, Citi Field, is to open for the 2009 season.


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