“Billy Joel at the Garden”: The Piano Man is now a franchise

The iconic “New York State of Mind” singer will perform at the revamped Madison Square Garden every month for as long as folks want to see him play

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The New York Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, Billy Joel… One of these things is not quite like the others. Meet the new king of Madison Square Garden: Billy Joel. Shortly after the "Uptown Girl" singer was set as headliner at the Barclays Center on New Year's Eve, MSG announced that Long Island's favorite son would become the arena's newest original franchise, joining the sports teams listed above.


This basically means the Piano Man is doing an indefinite residency at the massive midtown venue. Joel, who has already performed 46 shows at the Garden, will be playing a show every month for as long as folks keep buying tickets. The first four previously announced shows—January 27, February 3, March 21 and April 18—have all sold out, so this could go on for a while.


The next concert is slated for May 8, which is also the man's 65th birthday. Tickets ($64.50–$124.50) go on sale this Saturday, December 7, at 10am on Ticketmaster.



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