Billy Joel’s Landmark MSG Concert to Air on CBS
In a groundbreaking announcement ahead of the Super Bowl, CBS has unveiled plans to broadcast Billy Joel's monumental 100th concert at the iconic Madison Square Garden.
Scheduled to air on Sunday, April 14 at 9 pm ET/PT, this two-hour special, titled "The 100th: Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden.
The Greatest Run Of All Time" marks a momentous occasion for both the legendary musician and the network.
A Legendary Residency Comes to a Close
Joel's journey at Madison Square Garden has been nothing short of legendary. From his debut performance in late 1978, during his "52nd Street" album tour, to his groundbreaking monthly residency in 2014, Joel has solidified his status as MSG's first "music franchise."
Each show since then has been a sell-out success, with Joel continually refreshing his set list and inviting special guests like Tony Bennett, Bruce Springsteen, and Olivia Rodrigo to share the stage.
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As Joel prepares to bid farewell to his MSG residency with his 150th career performance at the venue in July, he reflects on the remarkable success of this chapter in his career.
"I'm kind of flabbergasted that it lasted as long as it did," Joel remarked at a news conference last year. "My team tells me that we could continue to sell tickets, but 10 years, 150 shows - all right already!"
Financial Success and Continued Ambition
The financial impact of Joel's residency is staggering, with expectations to gross over $250 million according to Pollstar.
Despite the conclusion of his MSG shows, Joel shows no signs of slowing down. He's scheduled to embark on a nationwide tour later this year, headlining baseball stadiums with opening acts like Stevie Nicks, Sting, and Rod Stewart.
Musical Renaissance: New Single Premieres at Grammy Awards
The televised announcement of Joel's concert special comes on the heels of his recent Grammy Awards appearance, where he debuted his new single, "Turn the Lights Back On."
Produced by Freddy Wexler, this romantic ballad marks Joel's first original song in 17 years, showcasing his enduring talent and creativity.
With anticipation building for Joel's 100th MSG concert, fans across the nation eagerly await a night of unforgettable performances and timeless classics.
This event promises to celebrate Billy Joel's unparalleled career and enduring legacy in the world of music.
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