Billy Joel’s years-long residency at New York’s Madison Square Garden is finally coming to an end. The legendary singer and pianist announced during a press conference yesterday he will shut down the show after his 150th performance at the arena in July of next year. This announcement comes on the heels of the news that Joel put his Long Island home on the market for $49 million in order to spend more time in Florida.
Joel kept much of the speech light, joking, “I’m kind of flabbergasted that it lasted as long as it did. My team tells me that we could continue to sell tickets, but ten years, 150 shows - all right already!” But his sincerity came through as he thanked his supporters for their decade of support. “It's hard to end, even at 150 lifetime shows. I just want to thank everyone for the wonderful thing that's happened here,” Joel said.
The 74-year-old “Piano Man” holds the record for most consecutive shows at the world famous “Garden,” starting back in 2014. He’ll kick off his final 10 shows at MSG on October 20th.
Source: Daily Mail