MSG Network has announced the television premiere of Billy Joel Home at the Garden, featuring the legendary musician in behind-the-scenes footage providing fans an exclusive glimpse into preparations for Joel’s triumphant concerts at Madison Square Garden.Billy Joel Home at the Garden will also include interviews with band members and road crew. The program premieres Monday, November 10th at 11 p.m. immediately following the Knicks home game against the Atlanta Hawks. The 30-minute special will also air on Tuesday, November 11th at 10:30 p.m. following the Rangers home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
In Billy Joel Home at the Garden, Joel talks about what it’s like playing at Madison Square Garden saying, “Every time we come back it’s like a homecoming…Madison Square Garden is probably the best sounding room with the most enthusiastic audience so it doesn’t get much better than that.”
“Every time we come back it’s like a homecoming!”
In December 2013, Billy Joel became the first-ever music franchise of The World’s Most Famous Arena, joining the ranks of other legendary Garden franchises: New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. The renowned performer kicked off his franchise run at The Garden on January 27, 2014. Joel will play a record-breaking 13th show at Madison Square Garden on Friday, January 9, 2015 as part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series. In 2006, Joel set a Madison Square Garden record by becoming the first solo artist to sell out 12 consecutive shows in a single run, a feat memorialized by the raising of a banner dedicated to the legendary performer. The January 9th show marks Joel’s 13th consecutive show at MSG since he embarked on his franchise run and his 59th overall performance at Madison Square Garden.
Madison Square Garden 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. Visit MSG.com and billyjoelmsg.com for more information. Join the conversation with #BillyJoelMSG.
Billy Joel Home at The Garden was produced by Hock Films. Hock Films is a New York based independent production company founded and run by nine time Emmy Award winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock.
MSG Networks is the exclusive local television home of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres (Upstate New York only), New York Liberty and New York Red Bulls, and the official regional sports networks of the New York Giants. MSG Networks also telecasts over 135 live college basketball games and over 25 live college football games from top national conferences including ACC and Big 12, as well as horse racing, boxing and award-winning original programming.
In 2014, MSG Networks received 16 New York Emmy Awards, including 14 for MSG Network and one each for MSG+ and MSG.com. MSG Network’s 99 Emmys over the past seven years are more than any single network or station in the region during that time.
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