Billy Joel to end record-breaking residency at Madison Square Garden

After a historic run at Madison Square Garden, it was announced Thursday that Billy Joel will end his record-breaking residency after 150 shows.

The Piano Man has played a show at the Garden every month since 2014 and performed 90 consecutive times.

His residency began almost a decade ago with a promise that it would last “as long as the demand continues.”

Joel currently holds Madison Square Garden’s only two performance-related records – one for “Most Lifetime Performances By Any Artist,” currently at 136 shows, and one for “Most Consecutive Performances By Any Artist,” currently at 90 shows.

Each performance is different — Joel plays the hits but also dips into his vast catalog of original tunes to remind his fans of songs they might have forgotten.

Almost half a century has passed since his first performance at MSG.

For the star who first came to the Garden as a child from Hicksville, it is the mythical status of the arena and the more than 2.5 million fans who have seen him and keep coming back

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