The Piano Man himself, Billy Joel, is set to play his first show in San Francisco proper in 40 years on Saturday, September 5, as Another Planet Entertainment announces today, and he'll be doing it at AT&T Park. This will be be Joel's only California appearance this year, as they tell us, and the announcement comes as he's been playing an unprecedented run of 23 sold-out dates at Madison Square Garden in New York. Given his enduring popularity and recent status as a kind a of folk hero/elder statesmen of pop — he received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2013 and there have been numerous reverent profiles written about him in recent years, including this one in the New Yorker last fall — the show will likely sell out in minutes when the tickets go on sale next week.

Joel disappeared off the media radar for most of the last decade, did a couple of stints in rehab (in 2002 and 2005, for alcohol abuse), but has reemerged much the way Fleetwood Mac has to triumphantly perform his deep catalog of hits for adoring Boomers and older Gen Xers and every else who's discovered him on iTunes. The 65-year-old singer-songwriter has always been a sort of East Coast working man's muse, and has 33 Top 40 singles spanning three decades — but he hasn't produced a studio album of new material since 1992.

As the New Yorker put it:

Joel’s show hasn’t changed much over the years. Songs cycle in and out, and he and the band play many of them in a different key, to accommodate his aging vocal cords (he says that he prefers his late-career baritone to the tenor of his prime), but for the most part the big hits are always there, presented in the same arrangements and sonic array. The saxophone is the radiocarbon. Close your eyes and it’s 1982, which in many ways is exactly what his fans want.

Below is the promo video for the concert. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 30, starting at 10 a.m.