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Billy Joel Adds 36th Madison Square Garden Show

Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden
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Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 7, 2016 in New York City.

Billy Joel will play his 36th show in the landmark "franchise" run at Madison Square Garden in New York, on Dec. 17. In what amounts to the most successful arena engagement of all time, the monthly, open-ended residency at the Garden will have moved some 700,000 tickets by year's end, with all of the previous 35 shows having sold out. Tickets for the 36th show go on sale March 25.

Through the first 26 shows, Joel has grossed $54,514,024 at the Garden, with 485,651 tickets sold, according to Boxscore.

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Summer 2016 will be another year of selective, high-profile bookings for Joel, with the Garden shows being the smallest venues on the route.  In addition to MSG, Joel will play nine stadiums to run out the year, including seven Major League Baseball stadiums in North America, and a sold-out Wembley Stadium in London (with 60,000 tickets sold), and CommerceBank Arena stadium in Frankfurt, Germany.

As part of this 2016 run, Joel has already sold out Wrigley Field in Chicago, Fenway Park in Boston and Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park, each for the third year in a row.

Citi cardholders can purchase presale tickets starting March 21 at 10 a.m. through citiprivatepass.com.