NEW YORK – Billy Joel will make "The Last Play at Shea" in a final concert at Shea Stadium on July 16.
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.