Jun 02, 2023
By Andy Johnson
He’s now 74 and with 75 looming next year, the Piano Man says it’S time to move out of his monthly perch at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Singer-songwriter Billy Joel, still best known for his 1973 breakout hit, “Piano Man,” will conclude his residency in July of next year after his 150th lifetime performance.
The record-breaking residency began in January 2014 with Joel playing one show every month at the Garden for (what he said at the time) was as long as the demand continues.
And the demand was strong.
In January 2015, he broke his own record of the most consecutive performances by any artist at the Gardens with the 13th show of the residency.