ABC announced today that Bill Joel will perform “one of his classic hits” shortly after the clock strikes midnight on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014.
Joel, who’s currently preparing for a series of monthly concerts at Madison Square Garden, will join the telecast live from Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. He joins a lineup that already includes big names like 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. According to Seacrest, Pitbull is now in as well.
The night’s festivities begin at 8 p.m. ET, when Ryan Seacrest, Fergie, Jenny McCarthy will cohost a special called New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Presents The 30 Greatest Women In Music on ABC. The special will be followed at 10 p.m. ET by New Year’s Rockin’ Eve proper. Seacrest and McCarthy will be stationed in Times Square; Fergie hosts the festivities from Los Angeles. This will be Rockin’ Eve’s 41st year and only its second without patriarch Dick Clark, who died in April 2012.