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Madison Square Garden Presents Billy Joel's 70th Birthday Concert

Madison Square Garden Presents Billy Joel's 70th Birthday Concert

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) The Madison Square Garden Company announced today the unprecedented 64th consecutive show by legendary musician and MSG franchise, Billy Joel, on Thursday, May 9, 2019. The May show, on Joel's 70th birthday, is part of his residency at The World's Most Famous Arena which began in January 2014 with him playing one show per month at The Garden. The May 2019 show will be Joel's 110th all-time performance at The Garden.

Citi cardmembers will have first access to presale tickets for the May 9 show from Monday, December 17 at 10:00AM (EST) through Thursday, December 20 at 10:00PM (EST) via www.citiprivatepass.com. Presale ticket access will also be available for the May show through Ticketmaster Verified Fan. By collaborating with Verified Fan, we can create a safe and reliable shopping experience, and protect the fans from those who are using malicious technology to access tickets. Verified Fan registration opens on Thursday, December 13 at 8:00AM (EST) and continues until Monday, December 17 at 8:00AM (EST). The Verified Fan presale will run on Wednesday, December 19 at 10:00AM (EST) through Thursday, December 20 at 10:00PM (EST). A simple registration is all it takes to participate. For more information and to register, visit https://verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/billys70th. Tickets for the May show will be available for purchase by the general public beginning at 10:00AM (EST) on Friday, December 21 via ticketmaster.com and by calling Ticketmaster at 866-858-0008. Tickets will also be available at the Madison Square Garden box office on Saturday, December 22. Prices range from $65.50 to $149.50. The concerts, part of the Montefiore Concert Series, are being promoted by The Madison Square Garden Company in association with AEG Presents and Q104.3 as a media partner.

In December 2013, Billy Joel became Madison Square Garden's first-ever music franchise, joining the ranks of the storied venue's other original franchises - the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. Billy Joel is one of the biggest concert draws in the world and continues this achievement with an impressive run of sold-out consecutive stadium shows and concert arenas. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, scoring 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, Billy Joel ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist. In 2016, the Library of Congress selected "Piano Man" for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its "cultural, historic, and artistic significance."

In November 2014, Billy Joel received both The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song which honors living musical artists' lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations, and the once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Award, which is presented to American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond.

Joel received The Kennedy Center Honors, one of the United States' top cultural awards, in December 2013. He is also the recipient of six GRAMMY® Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. Joel has been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards including a TONY AWARD for "Movin' Out," a Broadway musical based on Joel's music. For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, Joel was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person Of The Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

Joel has also performed alongside other music greats at two of Madison Square Garden's most extraordinary benefit concerts - "12-12-12, The Concert For Sandy Relief," which raised awareness and money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy and "The Concert for New York City," which was held to help aid 9/11 victims and heroes. Billy Joel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, adding another milestone to his brilliant career.

MSG now offers a rich visual history of Billy Joel and his many Garden performances through a scrollable timeline featuring archival images, video insights from Billy, sharable images and lyrics, plus direct links for ticketing. Visit billyjoelmsg.com for more information. Join the conversation with #BillyJoelMSG.






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