After more than 45 years, the Piano Man is leaving the building.
Billy Joel, 74, has just announced that he will play his final concert as part of his record-shattering residency at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in July 2024.
That means the “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” singer has just 14 more concerts at the Knicks home arena — the last of which will be his 150th at the venue.
And while tickets aren’t available yet for Joel’s last ten Garden gigs, you can score seats for his NYC concerts from June through September this year.
Some are quite cheap too.
At the time of publication, we found a few seats going for as low as $69 before fees on Vivid Seats.
Not a bad price considering the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer that brought the world “We Didn’t Start The Fire,” “Big Shot,” “Only The Good Die Young” and so many more won’t be performing at the venue for much longer.
Want to find out more about the final Joel MSG shows?
We’ve got everything you need to know and more about Billy Joel’s final Madison Square Garden performances below.
All prices listed above are subject to fluctuation.
Billy Joel 2023-24 Madison Square Garden schedule
A complete calendar of all upcoming Billy Joel Madison Square Garden dates, start times and links to the cheapest tickets available can be found below.
|Billy Joel 2023-24 MSG dates||Ticket prices
|Friday, June 2 at 8 p.m.||$161|
|Monday, July 24 at 8 p.m.||$79|
|Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m.||$69|
|Sunday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m.||$84|
(Note: The New York Post confirmed all above prices at the publication time. All prices are subject to fluctuation and include additional fees at checkout.)
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Billy Joel concerts outside NYC
Joel isn’t confining himself to just solo gigs in the Big Apple this year.
He’s also embarking on an ongoing co-headlining stadium trek with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stevie Nicks as part of their ‘Two Icons, One Night Tour.’
Here’s when and where you can see the pair live this year.
|Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks
2023 tour dates
|June 16 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA|
|Aug. 5 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH|
|Aug. 19 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO|
|Sept. 23 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA|
|Oct. 7 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD|
|Nov, 10 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN|
|Dec. 8 at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ|
|March 9, 2024 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX|
Joel will also headline at London, GB’s Hyde Park on Friday, July 7.
You can grab tickets for the overseas show here.
Billy Joel set list
Although Joel is known to mix it up for fans, we found a recent MSG concert set list courtesy of Set List FM to give you a taste of what hits to expect when you see him live at the Garden.
01.) “My Life”
02.) “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”
03.) “Summer, Highland Falls”
05.) “An Innocent Man”
06.) “The Entertainer”
07.) “Just the Way You Are”
08.) “Los Angelenos”
11.) “Don’t Ask Me Why”
12.) “New York State of Mind”
13.) “The Downeaster Alexa”
14.) “Sometimes a Fantasy”
15.) “Only the Good Die Young”
16.) “The River of Dreams”
17.) “Nessun dorma” (Giacomo Puccini cover)
18.) “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant”
19.) “Piano Man”
20.) “We Didn’t Start the Fire”
21.) “Uptown Girl”
22.) “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me”
23.) “Big Shot”
24.) “You May Be Right”
Billy Joel history at MSG
Joel’s history with Madison Square Garden dates back all the way to December 1978 when he played the arena for the first time on the heels of the success of his album “The Stranger.”
In the 45 years since, Joel performed at the venue 90 consecutive months since January 2014 and earned MSG’s records for “Most Lifetime Performances By Any Artist,” (currently at 136 shows) as well as “Most Consecutive Performances By Any Artist,” according to ABC 7.
Back in 2006, Joel broke the record for “Most Consecutive Performances By Any Artist” at MSG with 12. Soon after, he beat his own record in January 2015.
Three years after, he performed his 100th show at MSG in July 2018.
Former Governor then Andrew Cuomo declared July 18, 2018 “Billy Joel Day” in the State of New York.
Over the course of his long-standing residency, Joel’s sold 1.6 million tickets.
Will anyone ever topple Joel’s MSG record?
Well, at the time of publication, here are the artists — along with the number of times they’ve played at Madison Square Garden — trailing him:
Elton John (76 performances)
Phish (64 performances)
Grateful Dead (52 performances)
Bruce Springsteen (49 performances)
Eric Clapton (37 performances)
The Who (34 performances)
Madonna (33 performances)
Rod Stewart (32 performances)
Neil Diamond (28 performances)
As of now, Harry Styles has only played Madison Square Garden 22 times.
Classic rockers on tour in 2023
Joel isn’t the only icon who’s been performing since the ’70s on tour this year.
Here are just five of our favorite Rock and Roll Hall of Famers also on the road these next few months.
• Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
• Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band
• Lynyrd Skynyrd with ZZ Top
• James Taylor
Need more classic rock? Check out our list of the 22 biggest classic rockers on tour in 2023 here.