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 Knicks and Rangers.
The internationally acclaimed, six-time Grammy-winning New Yorker has a decades-long history with the Garden. Since 1978, he’s played a record-breaking 111 shows, including a sold-out run of 12 consecutive nights in 2006, and a moving performance at the 12-12-12 concert benefiting victims of Sandy.
Known for his deep connection to his hometown and his inspired and inspiring storytelling, Billy Joel is one of the most popular musicians of all time. With over 150 million global album sales, he’s the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in history. He has been inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he inspired the Tony Award-winning play Movin’ Out, and he recently received the Kennedy Center Honor for ‘The Piano Man’. That rare artist whose timeless work is increasingly beloved by long-term fans and discovered by new ones every day, seeing him light up his favorite stage is a definitive live music experience.