Billy Joel Announces July 2024 End to Madison Square Garden Residency

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Billy Joel announced that he will be ending his residency at Madison Square Garden.
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Billy Joel Announces July 2024 End to Madison Square Garden Residency

Billy Joel has sold out Madison Square Garden dozens of times and sold over a million tickets. In July 2024, he’ll do it one last time to conclude his residency.

In a press conference alongside the venue’s CEO James Dolan and New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Joel — known as the Piano Man, after his hit song — announced the conclusion of his iconic series next summer.

“There’s only one thing that’s more New York than Billy Joel — and that’s a Billy Joel concert at MSG,” Mayor Adams said. “For more than 50 years, Billy’s music has defined our city and brought us together. On behalf of 8.5 million New Yorkers, congratulations, Billy, on a historic run of sold-out shows at MSG, and thank you for a lifetime of bringing joy to us all.”

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“Piano Man” Billy Joel bids Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum farewell on Aug. 4, 2015. He will play the last show of his residency at Madison Square Garden in July 2024.

His first performance at the Garden was on Dec. 14, 1978, before becoming the first-ever music franchise belonging to the venue starting in 2013.

Joel tailors every show to be unique, sampling from his thirteen studio albums, and has brought guests such as Olivia Rodrigo, Miley Cyrus, and Bruce Springsteen to join him on stage. He has created a community for fans of his music, who continue to see him time and time again for a night full of unforgettable performances.

He holds the only two performance-related records at Madison Square Garden with the most lifetime performances by any artist and the most consecutive performances by any artist. 

“150 sold-out lifetime shows is a remarkable achievement, and speaks to Billy’s extraordinary talent, beloved catalog, and dedicated fanbase,” Dolan said. “Billy always has a home here at MSG even though the residency is coming to an end with his 150th lifetime performance.”

The first of Billy Joel’s final ten shows at Madison Square Garden will be on Oct. 20. Tickets will be on sale to the general public starting June 9 at 10 a.m.

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