All good things come to an end, and Billy Joel's Madison Square Garden residency — a staple of New York City attractions — will be coming to an end next year.
During a press conference at Madison Square Garden, which was attended by Joel, James Dolan, and New York City Mayor Eric Adams, it was announced that Joel's residency of over a decade would be coming to a close in July 2024.
“There’s only one thing that’s more New York than Billy Joel — and that’s a Billy Joel concert at MSG,” said Mayor Adams.
He continued, “For more than 50 years, Billy’s music has defined our city and brought us together. On behalf of 8.5 million New Yorkers, congratulations, Billy, on a historic run of sold-out shows at MSG, and thank you for a lifetime of bringing joy to us all.”
James Dolan added, “Billy Joel’s franchise run has made history – not only for Madison Square Garden but also for the music industry overall. 150 sold-out lifetime shows is a remarkable achievement and speaks to Billy’s extraordinary talent, beloved catalog, and dedicated fanbase. Billy always has a home here at MSG even though the residency is coming to an end with his 150th lifetime performance.”
The first show in this final leg of shows at the Garden begins on October 20. Ticket presales will begin for Citi card members on Monday, June 5. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on June 9 at 10:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster.
Billy Joel is an icon, and while his residency is coming to a close at Madison Square Garden, here's hoping that he continues touring and playing for audiences so long as he's healthy.
Currently, Joel is co-headlining a tour with Stevie Nicks across the United States titled “Two Icons, One Night” in addition to his monthly shows at the Garden.