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Billy Joel to play Madison Square Garden once a month until he dies

Billy Joel has signed a deal to perform one show a month for the rest of his life—all in New York’s Madison Square Garden. The piano man has played about 40 shows at the Garden, including 12 consecutive sold-out dates in 2006, but now he’s booked to play one show a month “for as long as there’s demand,” or until his cold, withered shell of a body finally slumps onto his custom piano during another rousing and smartly updated version of “We Didn’t Start The Fire.”

Joel’s residency starts in January. So far, five dates have been announced, including one on Joel’s 65th birthday, May 9. Joel also has a couple shows coming up in Florida, and a full list of his forthcoming tour stops is below.

Billy Joel tour 2013-4
Dec. 31—Barclays Center—Brooklyn, New York (with Ben Folds Five)
Jan. 7—BB&T Center—Sunrise, Florida
Jan. 11—BB&T Center—Sunrise, Florida
Jan. 17—Tampa Bay Times Forum—Tampa, Florida
Jan. 22—Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena—Jacksonville, Florida
Jan. 27—Madison Square Garden—New York, New York
Feb. 3—Madison Square Garden—New York, New York
March 21—Madison Square Garden—New York, New York
April 18—Madison Square Garden—New York, New York
May 9—Madison Square Garden—New York, New York 

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