Joel will kick
off his new run at The Garden on Jan. 27, 2014. The first four
previously announced shows — Jan. 27, Feb. 3, March 21 and April
18 are sold out. A May 9th show (the singer's 65th birthday) has
just been announced. But the AARP qualifier isn't retiring any
time soon after that.
"Performing at Madison Square Garden is a thrilling experience,"
Joel said. "I've played different venues all over the world, but
there's no place like coming home to The Garden. Since my first
show in 1978, I've always looked forward to the energy of the
Over its 130-year history, Madison Square Garden has gained a
reputation as a top venue for musicians, as well as for the
sports franchises it houses. Joel's first concert at The Garden
was held on Dec. 14, 1978 and, since then, he has performed 46
In 2006, with 12 consecutive performances, Joel broke the
venue's record for "Longest Run of a Single Artist." To
commemorate the achievement, a banner featuring "Joel — 12" was
raised to The Garden rafters, alongside those celebrating the
legendary athletes who have graced the midtown Manhattan
Joel has sold more than 150 million records over the past 25
years. He has also received six Grammy Awards, including the
Grammy Legend Award. In December, Joel will receive The Kennedy
Center Honor, one of the United States' top cultural awards.
Joel has been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well. His music has also
served as the inspiration and score for the Tony Award-winning
Broadway play, "Movin' Out."
Watch Joel's promo video for his new gig: