Billy Joel to play historic once-a-month shows at Madison Square Garden

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  1. Nemo

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    http://nypost.com/2013/12/03/billy-joel-announces-madison-square-garden-residency/

    Madison Square Garden will be in a New York state of mind in 2014.

    Billy Joel and MSG agreed to a string of monthly concerts at The World’s Most Famous Arena, for as long fans want to hear from The Piano Man, Garden officials said Tuesday.

    It’s the first Las Vegas-style music franchise agreement in the arena’s history.

    “Having you as our music franchise feels like having the Pope as your priest,†MSG Executive Chairman James Dolan told Joel in making the announcement.

    Joel is already booked for sold-out Garden shows on Jan. 27, Feb. 3, March 21 and April 18.

    MSG announced a performance has been added for May 9, Joel’s 65th birthday, and monthly gigs will be scheduled “as long as there is demand.â€

    Tickets for the May 9 show go on sale to Citibank credit card holders on Wednesday. The general public gets its crack at ducats on Saturday.

    Prices for that May show range from $64.50 to $124.50.

    “I have to live up to these words and I hope I don’t let you down,†Joel said.

    The “My Life†singer said he fantasized about playing at MSG while growing up in Hicksville, NY.

    “I dreamed of playing the Garden but it’s more than that,†he said. “Madison Square Garden is New York to me. There’s no better venue in the world. I’m getting a lot of credit about how great I’m supposed to be. But a lot of it is from the audience.â€

    Joel has played the Garden 46 times, going back to 1978.

    He did 12 consecutive MSG shows in 2006, which was credited as Garden’s “longest run of a single artist,†the arena said.

    Gov. Cuomo attended the announcement for his pal Joel, who is playing in the governor’s fundraiser Tuesday night at the Roseland Ballroom.

    The governor joked about MSG’s massive facelift that thankfully – from his point of view – didn’t require state funds.

    “It’s a pleasure to be back at the Garden. They invested $1 billion into the Garden. The really good news is that none of it was my money,†Cuomo said.

    “How fitting is it then, that a New York icon now joins another New York icon and that['s] what MSG joining Billy Joel represents.â€

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    Billy gonna do the birthday show?
     
  2. PappYawn

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    I don't know anything about entertainment contracts, but wouldn't be prudent if Madison Sq. signed him for this sweetheart deal, it would be included he can't play in the area?
     
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    :dontknow:
     
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    BTW...My guess is that Sirius and Howard are sharing the cost to throw this party.
    Will Stern get anyone good to perform for free??
     
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    Is it going to be the last hurrah of the Ronnie Block Party once they find out that no one outside of the Cult of Stern will work for "starvation nigga wages" and/or will give a shit to do anything related to THSS? It's not the 90s anymore so it's not like an appearance at this party is going to surge someone's album sales. To quote Nick DiPaolo "Any time I can come and work for a billionaire for free count me fuckin' in."
     
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    Maybe the whole divorce/alimony thing takes it's toll on the rich and famous
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    How long after the divorce before Howard is back at Club Bene ?
     
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    Doing 4 nights at the Garden in t-minus 25 days. Love that place.
     
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    Beth dresses like an 80's Fort Lauderdale hooker.
     
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    Whats historic about it?
     
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    Billy only working Mondays...close to home.
    How much do you think he will make?
    Howard will be so jealous....:jj:
     
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    uh, nuthin. makes it sound more important. as in "I took a historic dump this morning". see? it works :D
     
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    Ive seem him many times in concert, including MSG, and he is always great. Wish I could see him once a month!
     
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    Ive only played smaller venues because I sucked. but many times we'd have to pay a fee to rent the venue and we could have actually lost money if not enough tickets were sold.
    So It's likely Joel's company pays MSG and they care less what he does. I know that's how it's done in Vegas.
     
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    I'd rather watch old, third generation VHS copies of Spanish-dubbed episodes of Mr. Belvedere. Long Island born and raised, but Billy Joel is just fucking awful! I'll never understand the love.

    There, I said it.
     
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    Billy's child bride pressed the eject button pretty quickly. I guess the pre-nup didn't have as many stipulations as wiggies.
     
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    Is Billy having this concert in Howards honor?
     
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    Beth should stop being photographed with Katie. Beth isn't in her league.
     
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    I'll PM you my wife's number. You two can have a blast. I ruined it for her when I went the last time.
     
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    are they english subbed? never mind, it doesn't matter, i'll take the belvedere episodes. i can't stand that whiney sounding, bug-eyed troll either.
     
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    No. But he is making this concert in Howard's honor.