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MSG’s First Music Franchise Continues

Saturday May 14, 2022 Madison Square Garden

Tickets On Sale Friday, November 12

New York, NY (November 8, 2021) – Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSGE) announced today that on the heels of Friday night’s sold-out return to MSG, legendary musician Billy Joel will add his 80th monthly show at Madison Square Garden as part of his unprecedented franchise run on Saturday, May 14, 2022. The May 2022 show will mark Joel’s 126th lifetime performance. Please note, the May 14, 2022 performance is subject to change if it conflicts with a playoff game.

“It seemed like a fun experiment when he started it nearly eight years ago, but it’s gone on to become a key part of the New York City cultural scene, as important as any Broadway musical or jazz club.”

– Rolling Stone of the November 5, 2021 show at The Garden.

Citi cardmembers will have first access to presale tickets for the May 14 show from Tuesday, November 9 at 10:00AM (EST) through Thursday, November 11 at 10:00PM (EST) via www.citientertainment.com. Tickets for the May show will be available for purchase by the general public beginning at 10:00AM (EST) on Friday, November 12. Due to congestion during the on-sale, it can be difficult to purchase tickets right away. Please continue to check Ticketmaster as tickets will be available throughout the day.

In December 2013, Billy Joel was named Madison Square Garden’s first-ever music franchise, joining the ranks of the storied venue’s other original franchises – the New York Knicks and New York Rangers. The record-breaking residency began in January 2014 with Joel playing one show every month at The Garden, “as long as the demand continues,” says Joel.

Billy Joel is one of the biggest concert draws in the world, selling out arenas and stadiums across the globe. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century and scoring 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, 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.”

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.

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. In 2016, the Library of Congress selected “Piano Man” for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its “cultural, historic, and artistic significance.”

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.

Tickets for the May show will be available for purchase by the general public beginning at 10:00AM (EST) on Friday, November 12 via ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at the Madison Square Garden box office on Saturday, November 13. Prices range from $69.50 to $165.50. The concert, part of the Montefiore Concert Series, is being promoted by MSG Entertainment in association with AEG Presents and Q104.3 as a media partner.

About Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp.
Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) is a leader in live entertainment. The Company presents or hosts a broad array of events in its diverse collection of venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; and The Chicago Theatre. MSG Entertainment is also building a new state-of-the-art venue in Las Vegas, MSG Sphere at The Venetian. In addition, the Company features the original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces the Boston Calling Music Festival. The Company’s two regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG+, deliver a wide range of live sports content and other programming. Also under the MSG Entertainment umbrella is Tao Group Hospitality, with entertainment dining and nightlife brands including: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Beauty & Essex, Cathédrale, Hakkasan and Omnia. More information is available at www.msgentertainment.com. 

For press related inquiries, please contact:

For Billy Joel:
Claire Mercuri: Claire@clairemercuri.com / (917) 940-2499

For Madison Square Garden Entertainment:
Mikyl Cordova: Mikyl.Cordova@msg.com / (212) 631-4337
Rachel Schulman: Rachel.Schulman@msg.com / (212) 465-6360

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