There are always plenty of parties in New York on New Year’s Eve, but despite the chaos in Times Square, the best shindig is usually at Madison Square Garden. In the past few years, the venue has hosted a high-profile music act to ring in the new year. The spot is typically reserved for jam bands (Phish have hosted legendary marathon shows in the building, while last year’s headliner was My Morning Jacket, who jammed their way into 2009), but this year’s show will focus on a true superstar: Mariah Carey.
Carey announced that she would be headlining MSG on New Year’s Eve via her Twitter and on her Web site on Thursday night.
“Mariah Carey, the #1 most successful female recording artist of all time will be live at New York’s famous Madison Square Garden for a special New Year’s Eve performance!” the announcement on her site reads. “Join Mariah as she bids farewell to 2009 in superstar style and gets ready to ring in 2010!”
The announcement doesn’t include any information about opening acts or special guests, though it promises that Mariah will perform hits, including her latest singles, “Obsessed” and “H.A.T.E.U.,” and other songs from Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.
This Monday tickets will go on sale for members of her Honey B. Fly fan club, who also have the opportunity to enter to win a pair of front-row tickets. For the rest of the public, tickets will be available next Saturday, November 14.