The “Piano Man” will perform one of his classic tunes as the first song of the new year. Maybe “Piano Man,” but probably not
Billy Joel will join “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014,” performing a classic hit live from Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn — billed as the first song of the new year.
Joel will join previously announced performers Blondie, Capital Cities, Miley Cyrus, Daughtry, Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Icona Pop, Enrique Iglesias, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke and The Fray. Show host Ryan Seacrest will lead the countdown to midnight, and co-host Jenny McCarthy (“The View”) will join him throughout the broadcast, live from Times Square.
The west coast celebration of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2014” will be hosted by Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas. Coverage of the bi-coastal TV event will feature hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, beginning at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.
Joel was recently pegged as Madison Square Garden's first resident musician, where he will play one show per month so long as there is demand. He was also a Kennedy Center Honoree earlier this month.
Here is ABC's full New Year's Eve schedule:
“New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Presents The 30 Greatest Women In Music”
Ryan Seacrest, Jenny McCarthy and Fergie host a fascinating two-hour countdown of the 30 greatest female artists in music, through clips and interviews from the archives of dick clark productions. (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET)
“Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014”
Ryan Seacrest spotlights some of the year’s hottest artists, groups and songs. Fergie hosts the Los Angeles party, and Jenny McCarthy is live with all the festivities in Times Square. (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET)
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014, Parts 1 & 2”
Ryan Seacrest counts down to midnight live from Times Square, and then the party continues with some of the year’s hottest acts from Los Angeles and New York. (Part 1, 11:30 p.m. – 1:08 a.m., ET) (Part 2, January 1, 1:08 – 2:12 a.m., ET)
“Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014” is a presentation of dick clark productions, with Ryan Seacrest and Allen Shapiro serving as executive producers and Barry Adelman as co-executive producer. Larry Klein is producer.