In January, Billy Joel will debut as Madison Square Garden’s first entertainment franchise. A few months into his open-ended residency, he will anchor another high-profile gig: a night at the Hollywood Bowl.
Despite a career that spans four decades and includes a dizzying array of accomplishments -- Joel is the sixth bestselling artist of all time in the U.S. -- the Piano Man has yet to play the iconic venue.
Joel will make his debut performance at the Bowl on May 17, a week after he rings in his 65th birthday with one of his monthly MSG gigs.
Earlier this week Joel and the Garden announced that, starting in January, the singer would begin playing one show a month for as long as there is a demand.
Since 1978, Joel has played a record-breaking 47 shows at the Garden, 12 of those during a sold-out residency in 2006. Joel's first four concerts — Jan. 27, Feb. 3, March 21 and April 18 — quickly sold out. A fifth show, set for the singer’s 65th birthday on May 9, goes on sale Dec. 7.
Tickets for Joel’s Hollywood Bowl show go on sale Dec. 13 through Ticketmaster.