Billy Joel to set record at NYC's Madison Square Garden

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel is about to prove he's the top piano man at Madison Square Garden by beating Elton John's record for the most performances at the famous New York City arena.

Elton John has played 64 shows at the Garden. Joel is poised to tie that record this month, and on July 1, would surpass him at 65 shows.

Joel has been performing at the Garden each month since 2014, and promises to do so as long as fans demand it. He's already broken the record for the most consecutive shows, which he originally set in 2006 with 12. Each month, the Garden raises another banner, which now stands at 17.