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Billy Joel announces first single in decades with ‘Turn The Lights Back On’

Billy Joel has announced ‘Turn The Lights Back On’, his first solo song since 2007 and second since 1993.

‘Turn The Lights Back On’ is set for release on February 1 via Columbia. It will be available on all streaming platforms as well as a limited-edition 7” vinyl. You can Pre-save/pre-order it here.

The song will also be accompanied by a lyric video on his official YouTube channel. Joel wrote the track alongside Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Freddy Wexler – who also produced the song – Arthur Bacon and Wayne Hector (Nicki Minaj, One Direction).

Joel began teasing new music, which would be his first new material in 17 years, last month, the singer launched an official TikTok account to share footage of him talking about new music on stage.

In the TikTok, he said: “I have good news, I have bad news, I’ll give you the bad news first. We don’t have anything new to play for you.

“The good news is you don’t have to sit through something you have no idea what it is! Although … we got a little something we’re working on you might hear some time.”

Now, he’s changed his Spotify canvas and Facebook header photo to a phrase: “Did I wait too long…..”. According to a press release, “Did I wait too long… to turn the lights back on?” is a lyric from the forthcoming track.

Last year, Joel announced that his decade-long monthly concert residency at Madison Square Garden was set to come to an end in July 2024. That show will mark the 104th show of the residency and Joel’s 150th overall at the venue.

This summer, he will play a huge stadium gig in Cardiff – marking his only show in Europe for 2024. He’ll be joined by support act Chris Isaak. Visit here to buy your tickets.

2024 will also see Joel hit the road across North America alongside Stevie Nicks and Sting. It follows a co-headlining tour with Nicks in 2023.

See the tour dates below and buy tickets here.

09 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
24 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium %

09 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium ^
28 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

13 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park %
26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

09 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
24 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park

08 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
21 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field ^

12 – Denver, CO – Coors Field
25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

09 – Cardiff, UK – Cardiff Principality Stadium

27 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium %

% = w/ Sting
^ = w/ Stevie Nicks

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