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Peter Frampton performing “Show Me the Way” with Billy Joel, Madison Square Garden, May 9, 2019

Billy Joel celebrated his 70th birthday on May 9 with his monthly performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Audiences at his record-shattering residency have become accustomed to the appearance of surprise guests and this concert was no exception. Peter Frampton joined the Piano Man to perform two of his classic rock hits, “Show Me the Way” and “Baby, I Love Your Way,” and then returned for the evening’s final encore to accompany Joel on “You May Be Right.”

Watch the performances below.

Since January 2014, Joel has played one show per month at The Garden, an unprecedented run. The May 9 concert marked his 64th consecutive sold-out show at the World’s Most Famous Arena and his 108th overall performance there.

At Thursday night’s 27-song set, Joel was also joined by his daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, on “New York State of Mind.”

In introducing Frampton, Joel said: “This contemporary of mine… had the greatest live album that was ever recorded.”

Watch them perform “Show Me the Way”

Frampton recently announced that he will mount his farewell tour. The classic rock legend, in an interview that aired February 23 on CBS This Morning: Saturday, revealed that he has a rare and incurable muscular disease that causes the muscles to weaken slowly.

The primarily U.S. run, announced on Feb. 22, Peter Frampton Finale—The Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM, and produced by Live Nation, will begin on June 18 and continue throughout the summer and fall.

Inexplicably, he has yet to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He turned 69 on April 22.

Watch “Baby, I Love Your Way”

Related: Our feature on the surprise guests who have joined Joel at MSG

A new album of covers, All Blues, by the Peter Frampton Band, is set for release on June 7 via UMe. The album is a collection of Frampton’s favorite blues classics and was recorded with his longtime touring band, made up of Adam Lester (guitar/vocals), Rob Arthur (keyboards/guitar/vocals) and Dan Wojciechowski (drums).

Billy Joel 2019 Concert Dates (Tickets are available here)

May 24 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
Jun 02 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Jun 22 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
Jul 11 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Jul 26 – Baltimore, MD – Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Aug 08 – Denver, CO – Coors Field
Aug 28 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Sep 14 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
Sep 27 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Oct 12 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Park
Oct 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Nov TBD – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Dec TBD – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Frampton returned for the evening’s final encore, “You May Be Right.”

Peter Frampton Finale—The Farewell Tour (Tickets are available here)

June 18—Tulsa, OK—Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa+
June 20—Little Rock, AR—Robinson Performance Hall
June 22—Montgomery, AL—Wind Creek Casino & Hotel+
June 23—Chattanooga, TN—Tivoli Theatre+
June 26—Memphis, TN—Orpheum Theatre+
June 27—Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater*
June 29—Salamanca, NY—Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino*^
June 30—Bethel, NY—Bethel Woods Center for the Arts*
July 2—Pittsburgh, PA—Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
July 3—Syracuse, NY—St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview*
July 5—Montreal, QC—Montreal Jazz Fest- Place des Arts: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier+
July 7—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*
July 9—Boston, MA—Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*
July 10—Philadelphia, PA—The Met Philadelphia*
July 12—Cincinnati, OH—Riverbend Music Center*
July 13—Stayner, ON—Roxodus Music Festival+
July 23—Traverse City, MI—Interlochen Center for the Arts-Kresge Auditorium+
July 25—Detroit, MI—DTE Energy Music Theatre*
July 26—Morgantown, WV—MountainFest Motorcycle Rally*+
July 28—Chicago, IL—Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island*
July 29—Cedar Rapids, IA—McGrath Amphitheatre
July 31—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 2—Minneapolis, MN—Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater*+
August 4—St. Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
August 5—Kansas City, MO—Starlight Theatre*
August 8—Cleveland, OH—Blossom Music Center*
August 11—Atlanta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre at Encore Park*
August 16-21—Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean+
August 30—Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion*
September 1—Albany, NY—Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
September 2—Uncasville, CT—Mohegan Sun Arena*
September 4—Jacksonville, FL—Daily’s Place*
September 6—Miami, FL—Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds*
September 7—Tampa, FL—MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds*
September 10—Simpsonville, SC—CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park*
September 11—Washington, DC—The Anthem*
September 13—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden*#
September 14—Raleigh, NC—Coastal Credit U”nion Music Park at Walnut Creek*
September 21—Houston, TX—Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman*
September 22—Dallas, TX—The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*
September 24—Albuquerque, NM—Sandia Resort & Casino*+
September 26—Phoenix, AZ—Comerica Theatre*
September 28—Las Vegas, NV—Red Rock Resort Spa & Casino+
September 29—Temecula, CA—Pechanga Casino-Pechanga Summit*†
October 2—San Diego, CA—Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU*†
October 3—Paso Robles, CA—Vina Robles Amphitheatre*†+
October 5—Los Angeles, CA—The Forum*†
October 6—Tuolumne, CA—Black Oak Casino Resort-Westside Pavilion*†+
October 9—Seattle, WA—Paramount Theatre*†
October 10—Portland, OR—Ilani Resort & Casino-Cowlitz Ballroom*†+
October 12—San Francisco, CA—Concord Pavilion*†
*with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
†with Julian Frampton

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