Billy Joel to perform monthly at Madison Square Garden


Can’t get enough Billy Joel? You’re in luck — at least if you live in the New York area and have a hefty concert ticket budget. It was announced Tuesday that, beginning in January, the legendary singer will be playing one show a month at Madison Square Garden.

This will continue for “as long as the audience demands,” Joel said. That could be awhile, seeing as how the first four dates are already sold out. Tickets for the May 9th performance — also Joel’s 65th birthday — go on sale Saturday, December 7 at 10 am.

“Having [Joel] as your musical franchise is like having the pope as your parish priest,” the Garden’s executive chairman, Jim Dolan, said, according to the Daily News.

Joel is Jewish after all, so maybe it would be more like having the Chief Rabbinate of Israel working your local congregation? Okay, so maybe that analogy doesn’t work as well.

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