It’s confirmed, folks! The legendary singer-songwriter and piano man extraordinaire will be back to showcase his talent on stage much sooner than you anticipated.
Billy Joel’s record-breaking final residency concert at the world’s most famous arena in New York City’s Madison Square Garden is finally happening after seeing a huge spike in ticket sales, all thanks to the increasing demand of the fans. After the residency initially began back in January 2014, the final concert show will conclude its run next year on Thursday, July 25, 2024, which will mark his 150th lifetime performance at the venue.
Until then, the six-time Grammy winner will continue to play at MSG before his farewell performance. The remaining announced shows, which still have some shows left, are as follows: November 22 and December 19, 2023, and January 11, February 9, March 28, April 26, May 9, and June 6, 2024.
By doing this residency concert for so many years, Joel has once again solidified his status as one of the most beloved and enduring artists in music history. With a career spanning over five decades, he has effortlessly transcended genres and generations, leaving an indelible mark on the world of music.
In addition to this, Citi cardmembers will have first access to presale tickets for the July 25 show from Monday, November 6, 2023, at 10:00 AM (ET) through Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 10:00 PM (ET) via www.citientertainment.com. The update also confirms that the tickets for the show will soon go on sale to the general public starting Friday, November 10, 2023, in the early morning hours of 10:00 AM (ET) via www.ticketmaster.com.
At last, the fans can also get tickets for the show that will also be available at the Madison Square Garden box office on Saturday, November 11, 2023. The concert is a part of the Montefiore Concert Series and is being promoted by MSG Entertainment in association with AEG Presents and Q104.3 as a media partner. Take a look at the official Instagram handle of the “Just the Way You Are,” singer, which also confirmed the update to his 647K followers below:
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About the Residency Show
According to Ticketmaster.com, the show has been described as follows:
“Legendary New York-bred singer-songwriter Billy Joel has toured only sporadically in recent years, but fans have plenty of opportunities to score tickets to see him in concert going forward — if they’re willing to head out to New York’s Madison Square Garden. Joel signed an open-ended deal with MSG that will have him playing a concert at the venue once per month for as long as there’s demand.
And demand has never been a problem for Joel at the historic New York venue; he played his first show there in 1978, and had logged 46 concerts at the arena by 2013.
New York isn’t alone in its love for the singer. Joel has long been established as one of the top-grossing touring artists in the U.S., and has sold more than 150 million records over the course of his four-decade career.
After recording a long string of hits including “Piano Man,” “New York State of Mind,” “Just the Way You Are,” “You May Be Right,” “Pressure,” “Uptown Girl,” “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” and “The River of Dreams,” Joel decided that he was done writing pop and rock songs. It’s a decision he’s stuck with; it’s been more than 20 years since he’s recorded a new pop or rock album. He’s composed new classical material instead, while continuing to play songs from his catalog in concert.”
During a press conference featuring Joel, MSG CEO James Dolan and New York City Mayor Eric Adams, the “Uptown Girl” singer released a statement stating, “I’m kind of flabbergasted that it lasted as long as it did. My team tells me that we could continue to sell tickets, but 10 years, 150 shows – all right already!”
Joel also recalled playing his first show at MSG and called it “the pinnacle of my career.”
“I thought, ‘My God, I’m headlining Madison Square Garden.’ Everybody in the world knows when you play The Garden, it’s not just New York,” he continued in a statement. He added: “To our audience, I want to thank them for coming to our shows for this long. It’s hard to end, even at 150-lifetime shows. I just want to thank everyone for the wonderful thing that’s happened here.”
“It’s hard to believe that we’ve been able to do this for 10 years. I didn’t know how long it was going to last,” he said. “I never imagined anyone could have a residency here. It’s just been one crazy exhilarating night after another… To me, my band, MSG is more than just our office. It’s home. If you Google Billy Joel’s house, they show Madison Square Garden, which is kind of cool.”
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