BILLY JOEL ROLLS OUT 80th MSG RESIDENCY GIG

Billy Joel has just announced his 80th show as part of his ongoing Madison Square Garden residency, set for May 14th — only days after his 73rd birthday. All told, the newly-added May concert will be Billy’s 126th career appearance at the hallowed venue. In addition to playing his first post-covid Garden show last week, the “Piano Man” has since booked 2022 stadium gigs in Orlando, Florida and Houston, Texas.

During a recent appearance on The Chazz Palminteri Show podcast, Billy Joel said creating from the heart is the most important part of being an artist: “I never think about an audience. I never think about selling records. I don’t think about what’s gonna get played on the radio. I don’t think about what’s gonna sell a lotta ‘units.’ Now, that may sound very selfish, but, I’m very passionate about I like, and I think that goes into the music — the passion — and people hear that. I think if you writer as a human being for your own humanity, a lot of people can relate to that.”

UPDATED: Billy Joel tour dates (subject to change):

December 20 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
January 14, 2022 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
January 28, 2022 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
February 12, 2022 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
March 12 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
March 24, 2022 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
April 8, 2022 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
April 23, 2022 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium
May 14, 2022 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 25, 2022 – Notre Dame, IN – Notre Dame Stadium
July 9, 2022 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
September 23, 2022 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park

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