Seriously? OMG! WTF? » Billy Joel ends his Madison Square Garden run after 150 shows
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[ # ] Billy Joel ends his Madison Square Garden run after 150 shows
June 1st, 2023 under Billy Joel

Billy Joel is a NYC staple. And because of that, he has played Madison Square Garden every month since January 2014. However, that is coming to an end in July 2024 with his 150th show at the Manhattan arena.

“I’m kind of flabbergasted that it lasted as long as it did. My team tells me that we could continue to sell tickets, but ten years, 150 shows – all right already!” said Joel. “I do remember the first time we played Madison Square Garden, it was the pinnacle of my career. I thought, ‘My God, I’m headlining Madison Square Garden.’ Everybody in the world knows when you play The Garden, it’s not just New York. To our audience, I want to thank them for coming to our shows for this long. It’s hard to end, even at 150 lifetime shows. I just want to thank everyone for the wonderful thing that’s happened here.”

Joel played his first show at MSG on December 14, 1978. Then 35 years later, he announced his monthly residency.

While the 74-year-old’s time at MSG is coming to an end, his career is not. He will continue to tour, just not at the place he has called home 150 times.


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