Billy Joel Is Madison Square Garden’s New Franchise


Today, Madison Square Garden and Billy Joel held a press conference to officially reveal their “historic announcement,” and it’s a fitting one: Billy Joel will be playing a monthly show at the Garden for as long as people attend. In a livestream taking place at the venue this morning, it was revealed that Joel will be the legendary arena’s fourth franchise (after the Knicks, Rangers, and Liberty) and first one to be a musical act. Having recently sold out four dates for next year already, one for each of the first four months of 2014, the “Piano Man” will also be performing on May 9th, his 65th birthday. Since 1978, he has played 46 times at the Garden, but has not played a full show there since his 12-show stint in ’06. To cap off the news, MSG unveiled a special logo for Billy Joel’s monthly residency.

Check out the logo and watch a video from his cameo at last year’s 121212 concert event at the Garden after the jump.

See also: Billy Joel, Mayor Bloomberg, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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