Thursday, June 1, 2023, 3:54 p.m
NEW YORK (WABC) – After a historic performance at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, it was announced that Billy Joel will end his record-breaking residency after 150 concerts.
Since 2014, The Piano Man has performed monthly at the Garden and has performed 90 times in a row.
His residency began nearly a decade ago with the promise that it would last “as long as there’s demand.”
Joel currently holds only two Madison Square Garden performance records: one for “Most Performances in a Lifetime by any Artist”, which currently stands at 136 concerts, and one for “Most Consecutive Performances by any Artist”, which currently stands at 90 concerts.
Each performance is different – Joel plays the hits but also dips into his vast catalog of original tunes to remind his fans of songs they may have forgotten.
It’s been almost half a century since his first appearance at MSG.
For a star who first came to the Garden as a kid from Hicksville, it’s the arena’s mythical status and the more than 2.5 million fans who have seen it and keep coming back
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