Billy Joel honored for record 100th show at Madison Square Garden

Posted: Updated:
Billy Joel performs before a sellout crowd at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The Piano Man played the final show at the arena, which is closing for extensive renovations and is scheduled to reopen in December 2016. Caption Billy Joel performs before a sellout crowd at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The Piano Man played the final show at the arena, which is closing for extensive renovations and is scheduled to reopen in December 2016. Caption
NEW YORK -

Billy Joel was honored Wednesday ahead of his 100th show at Madison Square Garden.

To commemorate the Piano Man's record-setting show, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Madison Square Garden CEO James Dolan proclaimed Wednesday as Bill Joel Day and presented the Hicksville native with a plaque and a piano that will be on display inside of the Garden.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer currently holds the Garden's record for most performances.

Joel's residency is already set to run through the end of 2018, but he expects it to be extended into next year.

Wednesday's show is the 54th in Joel's current run. It is expected to have surprises and special guests.

  • Elisa's EntertainmentMore>>

  • Pitt, Sandler and 'The Irishman' celebrated at NBR Awards

    Pitt, Sandler and 'The Irishman' celebrated at NBR Awards

    The National Board of Review assembled many of the regulars of this year’s awards season in the annual, untelevised gala dinner at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan.The National Board of Review assembled many of the regulars of this year’s awards season in the annual, untelevised gala dinner at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan.
    The National Board of Review assembled many of the regulars of this year’s awards season in the annual, untelevised gala dinner at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan.The National Board of Review assembled many of the regulars of this year’s awards season in the annual, untelevised gala dinner at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan.
    The National Board of Review assembled many of the regulars of this year’s awards season in the annual, untelevised gala dinner at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan.
    The National Board of Review assembled many of the regulars of this year’s awards season in the annual, untelevised gala dinner at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan.
  • Go behind the scenes with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall

    Go behind the scenes with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall

    Monday, December 2 2019 8:20 AM EST2019-12-02 13:20:24 GMT
    Go behind the scenes with the Rockettes at Radio City Music HallGo behind the scenes with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall
    Go behind the scenes with the Rockettes at Radio City Music HallGo behind the scenes with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall
    News 12's Elisa DiStefano is kicking off the holiday season with the Rockettes! She got a behind-the-scenes tour of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.
    News 12's Elisa DiStefano is kicking off the holiday season with the Rockettes! She got a behind-the-scenes tour of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.
  • LI's Debbie Gibson judges new show 'America's Most Musical Family'

    LI's Debbie Gibson judges new show 'America's Most Musical Family'

    Friday, November 1 2019 8:38 AM EDT2019-11-01 12:38:19 GMT
    She is the original pop princess. Long Island's own Debbie Gibson is back on television - this time behind the judges' table on a new show.She is the original pop princess. Long Island's own Debbie Gibson is back on television - this time behind the judges' table on a new show.
    She is the original pop princess. Long Island's own Debbie Gibson is back on television - this time behind the judges' table on a new show.She is the original pop princess. Long Island's own Debbie Gibson is back on television - this time behind the judges' table on a new show.
    She is the original pop princess. Long Island's own Debbie Gibson is back on television - this time behind the judges' table on a new show.
    She is the original pop princess. Long Island's own Debbie Gibson is back on television - this time behind the judges' table on a new show.
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."