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 Worldâ€™s Most Famous Arena, for as long fans want to hear from The Piano Man, Garden officials said Tuesday. Itâ€™s the first Las Vegas-style music franchise agreement in the arenaâ€™s history. â€œHaving you as our music franchise feels like having the Pope as your priest,â€ 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, Joelâ€™s 65th birthday, and monthly gigs will be scheduled â€œas 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. â€œI have to live up to these words and I hope I donâ€™t let you down,â€ Joel said. The â€œMy Lifeâ€ singer said he fantasized about playing at MSG while growing up in Hicksville, NY. â€œI dreamed of playing the Garden but itâ€™s more than that,â€ he said. â€œMadison Square Garden is New York to me. Thereâ€™s no better venue in the world. Iâ€™m getting a lot of credit about how great Iâ€™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 Gardenâ€™s â€œlongest run of a single artist,â€ the arena said. Gov. Cuomo attended the announcement for his pal Joel, who is playing in the governorâ€™s fundraiser Tuesday night at the Roseland Ballroom. The governor joked about MSGâ€™s massive facelift that thankfully â€“ from his point of view â€“ didnâ€™t require state funds. â€œItâ€™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,â€ Cuomo said. â€œHow 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€ Billy gonna do the birthday show?