Movin’ Out: Billy Joel To Wrap Madison Square Garden Residency In 2024
The first of the final 10 shows of the landmark run will take place on October 20, 2023.
Legendary performer Billy Joel announced he will end his historic monthly residency at Madison Square Garden in July of 2024 with his 150th concert at the famed New York City arena. The record-breaking run started in January 2014 and will have included a total of 104 shows by the time the Piano Man wraps it up next summer. Each performance has sold-out.
Joel, who was born in NYC and grew up on Long Island, made his MSG debut on December 14, 1978. He went on to return to The World’s Most Famous Arena many times over the years including for 12 consecutive performances in 2006. In December 2013, Madison Square Garden named Billy Joel its first “music franchise” in announcing the monthly residency.
Billy’s 10-year run at the venue has seen him dig deep into his repertoire, while loading each show with the hits and welcoming a cavalcade of special guests such as Paul Simon, John Mayer, Olivia Rodrigo, Billy Gibbons and Miley Cyrus. The 74-year-old musician’s rep told the New York Times that while Joel may be ending the residency he is not retiring.
Today’s announcement also came with word the first of Billy Joel’s final 10 MSG residency shows will take place on October 20, 2023. Tickets for the new date go on sale to the general public next Friday, June 9. Buy tickets for Billy Joel’s October 2023 show at Madison Square Garden via Ticketmaster.
“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 ten years, 150 shows – all right already!” said Billy Joel. “I do remember the first time we played Madison Square Garden, it was 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. 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.”
“There’s only one thing that’s more New York than Billy Joel – and that’s a Billy Joel concert at MSG,” added New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “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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Billy Joel At Madison Square Garden
Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden
- The Natural (The End Title)
- My Life
- Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
- Summer, Highland Falls
- Start Me Up
- An Innocent Man
- The Entertainer
- Just the Way You Are
- Los Angelenos
- Don't Ask Me Why
- New York State of Mind
- The Downeaster Alexa
- Sometimes a Fantasy
- Only the Good Die Young
- The River of Dreams
- Nessun dorma
- Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
- Piano Man
- We Didn't Start the Fire
- Uptown Girl
- It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
- Big Shot
- You May Be Right