Billy Joel extends 2018 residency at New York's Madison Square Garden into December
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Billy Joel fans in The Big Apple continue to come out in record numbers to support their hometown hero at his ongoing residency at The World's Greatest Arena. The Piano Man will wrap up his 2018 run with a newly added show on Dec. 19 in New York at Madison Square Garden by popular demand.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer announced his final Madison Square Garden date of 2018 on April 26 at  at his official Billy Joel website as the countdown continues for the Joel's 100th lifetime performance at the historic venue, which will take place July 18 at MSG. The December addition will bring his total number of consecutive residency dates to 59 record-breaking shows and 105 lifetime MSG appearances since launching the monthly run back on Jan. 27, 2014.

Select presales for the Nov. 19 show will go on sale starting Monday, April 30 at 10:00 a.m. EST through Thursday, May 4 at 10:00 p.m. EST. Tickets go on sale to public starting Friday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. EST with prices ranging from $65.50 to $139.50. Grab your Billy Joel tickets now at AXS.

Earlier this month, the six-time Grammy winner's 2017 documentary “Billy Joel: New York State of Mind” picked up 5 Emmys at the 61st annual Emmy Awards, which was held on April 14 in New York at the Marriott Marquis. The film short, which explores the legendary New York singer-songwriter's amazing run at MSG, scored awards for best entertainment program/special, as well as three additional Emmys for directing, editing and audio.

The “Just the Way You Are” hitmaker's next live appearance will take place May 23 in New York at The Garden. Joel's busy summer schedule will include a brief overseas run of stadium shows, starting June 16 in Manchester, U.K., at Old Trafford Football Ground. as well as U.S. ballpark appearances, beginning starting July 27 in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park. For all the latest details on Billy Joel, click here.