Billy Joel announces 66th MSG show; 2019 stadium tour dates

Joel continues his monthly residency with stadium dates

Billy Joel will perform his unprecedented 66th consecutive show at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, July 11th. The show is part of Joel’s residency at The World’s Most Famous Arena which began in January 2014 with him playing one show per month at The Garden. The July 2019 show will be Joel’s 112th all-time performance at The Garden.

Tickets are on sale via Prices range from $65.50 to $149.50. The concerts, part of the Montefiore Concert Series, are being promoted by The Madison Square Garden Company in association with AEG Presents and Q104.3 as a media partner.

In December 2013, Billy Joel became Madison Square Garden’s first-ever music franchise, joining the ranks of the storied venue’s other original franchises –the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. Joel is one of the biggest concert draws in the world and continues this achievement with an impressive run of sold-out consecutive stadium shows and concert arenas. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, scoring 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, Billy Joel ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist. In 2016, the Library of Congress selected “Piano Man” for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its “cultural, historic, and artistic significance.”

Joel has also announced a string of baseball stadium dates for this year. The Boston Red Sox and Live Nation New England will honor the Piano Man with the first-ever music franchise at Fenway Park as he returns on Saturday, September 14th for the sixth consecutive year. Joel will be the first artist to be inducted into a Music Hall of Fame display being created this offseason depicting the artists who have had multiple successful shows at the ballpark.

The Philadelphia Phillies will also honor Joel with the same accolade for holding the record for the most live performances by any artist in the venue’s 15-year history. Joel returns to Citizens Bank Park on Friday, May 24th for the sixth consecutive year. As part of the residency, the Phillies will have a special kiosk set up to offer Billy Joel tour merchandise for sale during the month of May. In celebration of this announcement, the Phillies are offering a key to Citizens Bank Park to Billy Joel to mark this occasion.

Joel will visit many stadiums for the first time ever on this trek. First time stops include Chase Field in Arizona on Saturday, March 9th, Miller Park in Milwaukee on Friday, April 26th, a sold out performance at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore on July 26th, Coors Field in Denver on Thursday, August 8th and Globe Life Park’s final show in Arlington, TX on Saturday, October 12th before the new Globe Life Field opens in 2020. Tickets to all stadium shows are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.