Billy Joel adds unprecedented 78th MSG residency show | The Music Universe

Overwhelming demand has forced a 78th show during multi-year MSG residency

Billy Joel continues his record-breaking monthly residency at Madison Square Garden on July 23rd with an unprecedented 78th consecutive show. More than 42 years after his debut performance at The Garden, the July 2020 show will mark Joel’s 124th lifetime performance, all sell outs, with more than one million tickets sold.

Citi cardmembers will have first access to presale tickets for the July 23rd show from Monday, January 27th at noon EST through Thursday, January 30th at 10 pm EST Presale ticket access will also be available for the July show through Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Ticketmaster Verified Fan is committed to getting more tickets into the hands of fans fairly, and at the prices set by the artist. A simple registration is all it takes to receive an invitation to shop for tickets. Registration begins now and runs through Sunday, January 26th at 10 pm EST. Pre-sale tickets through Verified Fan will be available on Tuesday, January 28th at noon EST. Tickets for the July show will be available for purchase by the general public beginning at noon EST on Friday, January 31st.

In December 2013, Billy Joel was named Madison Square Garden’s first-ever music franchise, joining the ranks of the storied venue’s other original franchises – the New York Knicks and Rangers. The record-breaking residency began in January 2014 with Joel playing one show every month at The Garden, “as long as the demand continues,” says Joel.

Billy Joel is one of the biggest concert draws in the world, selling out arenas and stadiums across the globe. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century and scoring 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, 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.”

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.

Joel received The Kennedy Center Honors, one of the United States’ top cultural awards, in December 2013. 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 including a Tony Award for Movin’ Out, a Broadway musical based on Joel’s music. For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, Joel was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person Of The Year 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 brilliant career.