Madison Square Garden | New York, New York
A singular and enduring artist, whose live shows are second-to-none, Billy Joel is the jewel in the Madison Square Garden crown, and he's coming back to perform once more on Thursday 11th July 2019!
“I’m having a lot of fun,” Joel recently told Pollstar. “People show up, we throw ‘em on the stage. We change up the set list, dive into the obscurities. We do covers, we do silly stuff. We try to be as spontaneous as possible. If I start to get an idea for a song that I want to do at the moment, not even my song, we just go ahead and do it.”
American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist Billy Joel began his music career in the 1960s as part of rock groups The Hassles and The Attila, before embarking upon a solo career with the release of his 1971 album Cold Spring Harbor. In 1972, Joel signed to Columbia Records and released his second studio album, Piano Man, on the label later that year. The album introduced Joel to a mainstream audience, launching the singles "Travelin' Prayer" and "Worse Comes to Worst," as well as its title track, which peaked at number 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number four on the Adult Contemporary singles chart, and became Joel's signature song. Joel's breakthrough album was 1977's The Stranger, which became Columbia's best-selling release, selling over 10 million copies and producing several hit singles, including "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)", "Just the Way You Are", "Only the Good Die Young", and "She's Always a Woman". Throughout his career, Joel has produced 33 Top 40 hits in the US, all of which he wrote himself, including three number ones. He has won six Grammy Awards from 23 nominations and has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999) and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006). He received the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001, and in 2013, Joel received the Kennedy Center Honors, the nation's highest honor for influencing American culture through the arts. Having sold over 150 million albums worldwide, Joel is the world's sixth best-selling recording artist of all time, and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States.