Billy Joel Announces 51st Madison Square Garden Show

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Billy Joel's run of shows at Madison Square Garden will continue for a 51st consecutive show!

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today that the legendary songwriter and MSG franchise will perform at the arena on Friday, April 13, 2018. 

The April show is part of his residency at The World’s Most Famous Arena which began in January 2014 with Joel playing one show per month at The Garden. The April 2018 show will be Joel’s 97th all-time performance at The Garden.

Citi cardmembers will have exclusive access to presale tickets for the April 13 show from Monday, December 4 at 10:00AM (EST) through Thursday, December 7 at 10:00PM (EST) via www.citiprivatepass.com

Tickets for the April show will be available for purchase by the general public beginning at 10:00AM (EST) on Friday, December 8 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, December 9. Prices range from $65.50 to $139.50. The concerts are being promoted by The Madison Square Garden Company in association with AEG Presents and Q104.3 as a media partner.

In December 2013, Billy Joel became Madison Square Garden’s first-ever music franchise, joining the ranks of the storied venue’s other original franchises – the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. 

Since January 2014, Joel has played one show per month at The Garden as part of the Spectrum Concert Series. Billy Joel is one of the biggest concert draws in the world and continues this achievement with an impressive run of sold-out consecutive stadium shows and concert arenas. 

Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, scoring 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, 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 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.


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