The Piano Man will wrap up the unprecedented run in July

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Billy Joel performing at Madison Square Garden [Courtesy/Facebook]

After much anticipation, entertainment icon Billy Joel has confirmed the final date of his Madison Square Garden residency. The unprecedented run, which launched in December 2013, will end on July 25, 2024. The final performance will be the 104th of Joel’s residency, and his 150th lifetime performance at the World’s Most Famous Arena.

Billy Joel played his first show at Madison Square Garden on December 14, 1978.

“I’m kind of flabbergasted that it lasted as long as it did,” Joel said at conference at The Garden when the final run of shows was initially announced. “My team tells me that we could continue to sell tickets, but 10 years, 150 shows — all right already!”

“There’s only one thing that’s more New York than Billy Joel, and that’s a Billy Joel concert at MSG,” New York City Mayor Eric Adams stated. Adams joined Joel and MSG Entertainment CEO James L. Dolan to announce the end of the residency. “Billy Joel’s franchise run has made history — not only for Madison Square Garden, but also for the music industry overall,” Dolan added.

According to Pollstar, Joel’s MSG residency has seen him perform for nearly 1.7 million people through 89 shows. The run has sold $207 million in tickets. By the time the final show rolls around, the residency will have grossed over $250 million.

Throughout his run at The Garden, Joel brought out several special guests to perform with him including Bruce Springsteen, Tony Bennett, John Mellencamp, Foreigner’s Mick Jones and Lou Gramm, John Fogerty, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, and Aerosmith, among others.

Joel, 74, has also been on the road, playing stadium shows alongside Stevie Nicks. The trek runs through December, with one re-scheduled show slated for next March. While his residency at The Garden is ending, a representative for Joel confirmed that he is not retiring.

Tickets for Billy’s final performance at The Garden go on sale to the general public on next Friday, November 10 at 10am EST HERE.

Billy Joel Madison Square Garden final show July 25 2024