Billy Joel has a new address: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001. That’s right, he’s moving in to Madison Square Garden. During MSG’s press conference this morning the venue announced that Joel is going to be the arena’s first-ever music franchise.
Joel will share his new home with The Garden’s other franchises – the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. The Piano Man will be setting up shop at MSG starting in January until pretty much the end of time.
To be a little more specific, an announcement on Joel’s website says he’ll play a show a month at MSG “as long as there is demand.”
Joel had already announced four sold-out 2014 gigs at MSG: Jan. 27, Feb. 3, May 21 and April 18. Today he added a May 9 show, which just happens to be his 65th birthday.
The singer/songwriter has always considered MSG a home. Starting in 1978 he’s played 46 shows at the venue, including his sold-out 12-night residency in 2006. The residency broke the record for the venue’s “longest run of a single artist.” Read more on the release here.
Article by: Sarah Marie Pittman, Pollstar