BY OVERWHELMING DEMAND! 73RD CONSECUTIVE SHOW ADDED AS PART OF BILLY JOEL’S MONTHLY RESIDENCY
FEBRUARY 20 | MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
DUE TO HIGH LEVELS OF CONGESTION DURING THE ON-SALE TIME, IT CAN OFTEN BE DIFFICULT TO PURCHASE TICKETS RIGHT AWAY. PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK TICKETMASTER AS TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY
New York, NY (November 1, 2019) – The Madison Square Garden Company announced today that legendary musician and MSG music franchise Billy Joel will continue his record-breaking monthly residency on Thursday, February 20, 2020 with his 73rd consecutive show at Madison Square Garden. Nearly 42 years after his debut performance at The Garden, the February 2020 show will mark Joel’s 119th lifetime performance, all sell-outs, with more than one million tickets sold.
Citi cardmembers will have first access to presale tickets for the Thursday, February 20 show from Monday, November 4 at 11:00AM (EST) through Thursday, November 7 at 10:00PM (EST) via www.citientertainment.com. Tickets for the February show will be available for purchase by the general public beginning at 11:00AM (EST) on Friday, November 8. Due to high levels of congestion during the on-sale time, it can often be difficult to purchase tickets right away. Please continue to check Ticketmaster as tickets will be available throughout the day.
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, 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.
MSG now offers a rich visual history of Billy Joel and his many Garden performances through a scrollable timeline featuring archival images, video insights from Billy, sharable images and lyrics, plus direct links for ticketing. Visit www.billyjoelmsg.com for more information. Join the conversation with #BillyJoelMSG.
Tickets for the February show will be available for purchase by the general public beginning at 11:00AM (EST) on Friday, November 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, November 9. Prices range from $65.50 to $149.50. The concert, part of the Montefiore Concert Series, is being promoted by The Madison Square Garden Company in association with AEG Presents and Q104.3 as a media partner.
About The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences. The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; and The Chicago Theatre. Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams – the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and sports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American sports organization, and Knicks Gaming, MSG’s NBA 2K League franchise. In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival. Also under the MSG umbrella is Tao Group Hospitality, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment, dining and nightlife brands including Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Cathédrale. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com