New Yorkers, You Will Never Escape The Boomer Scourge That Is Billy Joel
Sure, Las Vegas gets the over-the-top glitz like Cher, and legit stars (we will fight you if you disagree) Bette Midler and the Spectacular Spectacular that is Elton John’s piano outfitted with 68 LED screens ON THE PIANO, PEOPLE, but New York, you are going to get pugnacious angerbear Billy Joel playing at Madison Square Garden for the foreseeable future. Get excited!
In an unprecedented move, Billy Joel announced at a New York press conference this afternoon that he will play Madison Square Garden once a month for the indefinite future. “Playing Madison Square Garden is an experience that never gets old,” Joel said. “A show a month at the Garden for as long as there’s demand means more opportunities to connect with music fans and provides a unique and memorable show every time we play here.”
Yes, the man that launched 1,000,000 nights of bros closing down the bars by drunkenly singing “Piano Man” will now allow you the opportunity to drunkenly sing “Piano Man” with 18,000 of your closest aging baby boomer friends. Billy Joel can regale you all with tales of how yes he has gotten in oodles of accidents and then gone to rehab but those are two totally separate things you guys. He can pick fights with audience members! He can blind you with that giant shiny head of his!
Get over to Madison Square Garden, people, because you’re only going to have an indefinite number of chances to see Billy Joel before one or both of you dies. HURRY.