Billy Joel to perform record-breaking 24th consecutive MSG concert Dec 17th

Madison Square Garden Entertainment has announced that legendary musician and Garden franchise Billy Joel has added a 24th show as part of his record-breaking residency at The World’s Most Famous Arena on Thursday, December 17th at 8 pm. The December show, part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series, will be Joel’s 70th all-time performance at The Garden.

MSG Entertainment previously announced Joel’s upcoming 2015 shows, which will take place on February 18th, March 9th, April 3rd, May 28th, June 20th, July 1st, August 20th, September 25th, October 21st and November 19th. The February-November shows are sold-out. Please note, the Thursday, May 28th performance is subject to change if date conflicts with playoff game.

Citi cardmembers will have exclusive access to pre-sale tickets for the December 17th show beginning on Monday, February 2nd at 10 am (EST) through Thursday, February 5th at 10 pm (EST) via citiprivatepass.com. Tickets for the December show will be available for purchase by the general public beginning at 10 AM (EST) on Friday, February 6th via ticketmaster.com and by calling Ticketmaster at 866-858-0008. Tickets will also be available at the Madison Square Garden box office on Saturday, February 7th at 9 am. Prices range from $64.50 to $124.50. The concerts are being promoted by MSG Entertainment in association with AEG Live and Q104.3 as a media partner.

In December 2013, Madison Square Garden announced Billy Joel as the first-ever music franchise of The World’s Most Famous Arena joining the ranks of The Garden’s other original franchises – including the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty.

Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time, the third best-selling solo artist and is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world. In November 2014, Billy Joel received both The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song which honors living musical artists’ lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations, and the once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Award, which is presented to American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond.

In December 2013, Joel received The Kennedy Center Honors, one of the United States’ top cultural awards. He is also the recipient of six GRAMMY Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. Joel has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards. “Movin’ Out,” a Broadway musical based on Joel’s music choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp, took home two Tony Awards, including Best Orchestrations – Joel’s first Tony Award win – and Best Choreography.

For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, Joel was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person Of TheYear by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Joel has also performed alongside other music greats at two of Madison Square Garden’s most extraordinary benefit concerts – “12-12-12, The Concert For Sandy Relief,” which raised awareness and money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy and “The Concert for New York City,” which was held to help aid 9/11 victims and heroes. Billy Joel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, adding another milestone to his extraordinary career.

MSG now offers a rich visual history of Billy Joel and his many Garden performances through a scrollable timeline featuring archival images, video insights from Billy, sharable images and lyrics, plus direct links for ticketing.

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Author: Buddy Iahn

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