Thursday, May 30, 2024

Billy Joel Adds 8th Monthly Consecutive Show at Madison Square Garden


The Billy Joel streamroller is here. Last week Madison Square Garden announced Billy’s monthly residency. We jokingly said he’d play 1 show per month until the end of time.

No kidding: Billy just added  8th consecutive monthly show, this one for August 2014. He’s already got sold out shows every month from January through July totally sold out. And mind you, that’s along with a New Years Eve show at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. I guess the MSG people saw the demand at Barclays and decided to move fast in securing the Piano Man forever.

So I guess now we head to a September date. The shows are being produced with AEG Live (and new chief Jay Marciano who used to run MSG, by the way) and Q104.3FM which still has the best deejays in Jim Kerr, Carole Miller, and Ken Dashow.

PS No, Billy will not be at the Jingle Ball tonight. But he should be! He could teach one of his master classes to all the new pop stars!

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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