Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Billy Joel to Play One Show a Month for Rest of His Life at Madison Square Garden


Billy Joel is going to play one show a month for the rest of his life at Madison Square Garden. He already has four shows scheduled, plus New Year’s Eve. But at a ceremony today at the Garden, GOVERNOR Andrew Cuomo–yes, the Governor– came to help announce this new unprecedented residency. What is this all about? I don’t know. Billy obviously has a lot of spare time on his hands. Can he fill the Garden with that many shows? Probably. I think it could go on for two years. ‘Forever’ is a long, long time. In time I’m sure he’ll add guest stars, etc. And he has plenty of songs. Sign me up!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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