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For all those who have always wanted to see a legend, and for those die-hard fans who would love to see him one more time, here’s your chance. Many chances, in fact. Madison Square Garden (MSG) announced today that music icon Billy Joel will become its first-ever music “franchise,” performing one show a month in the venue for as long as there is demand. Along with MSG’s other franchises, all sports teams: New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty, Joel has become a venue staple since his first performance there in 1978. He’s played 46 shows since and holds the record for consecutive sold-out nights by a single artist at The Garden. Now Joel will play monthly, starting in January. The previously announced shows (Jan 27, Feb 3, Mar 21, Apr 18) are already sold-out; however, a new one will take place on May 9–on Joel’s 65th birthday–and in the months following.
It’s appropriate, as the 130-year old arena recently underwent major renovations, that the new and improved future of Madison Square Garden should include its superstar entertainer. “It is particularly fitting that these two great icons are coming together to make entertainment history right here in New York,” said New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
“I’ve played different venues all over the world,” said Billy Joel, “but there’s no place like coming home to The Garden.”The GRAMMY Award-winning performer has sold more than 150 million records, is the third best-selling solo artist of all time and has been inducted into both the Songwriter and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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About Joel at MSG
MSG now offers a rich visual history of Billy Joel and his many Garden performances through a scrollable timeline, images, videos, lyrics, and more. Visit billyjoelmsg.com
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For May 9, 2014 Tickets
The remaining shows will be announced later this year.
–Prices range from $64.50 to $124.50.
–Exclusive presale for Citi cardmembers: Dec 4 at 10am-Dec 6 at 10pm.
–Tickets available to the general public: Dec 7 at 10am via ticketmaster.com
and Madison Square Garden Event box office on Dec 8.