Billy Joel has added a December 2022 residency show at Madison Square...

Billy Joel has added a December 2022 residency show at Madison Square Garden. Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Billy Joel has scheduled an 86th concert in his monthly residency at Madison Square Garden, the venue announced Thursday, with Joel’s music label the same day announcing that his 1991 TV special "Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium" will be coming to theaters for two nights.

The new Garden concert, set for Dec. 19, will be the Hicksville-raised Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's 132nd overall there. General-public tickets go on sale Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com.

Joel's residency began in January 2014 and has run monthly except for a long pause during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Aug. 24 and Sept. 9 shows are sold out, according to Joel's website, but tickets remain for Oct. 9 and Nov. 23.

Meanwhile, "Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium," filmed June 22-23, 1990, at the since-demolished Bronx landmark, will play in theaters on Oct. 5 and 9, said Sony Music, Joel's label. Tickets go on sale Wednesday at billyjoel.film. No theaters were yet announced.

Shot on 16 mm film, the concert has been reedited in higher-resolution 4K with Dolby ATMOS audio newly mixed from the original multitrack tapes and overseen by Joel's longtime sound engineer, Brian Ruggle.

The new version includes a previously unreleased performance of "Uptown Girl," Sony said, as well as interviews with Joel and behind-the-scenes footage from the event's production.

The film, which was nominated for a longform-video Grammy Award, premiered on basic cable's Disney Channel on March 17, 1991. It was released on VHS home video the same year and on DVD in 1998.

Joel's two Yankee Stadium shows were the third and fourth concerts ever held there.

In his review of Joel's first night at Yankee Stadium, The New York Times' Stephen Holden wrote, "The concert reinforced the image of Mr. Joel as a ferociously talented modern-day vaudevillian juggling voices, styles, and images with the aggressive glee of a determined pugilist. Not even the light rain that began to fall near the end of the concert could dampen the evening's high spirits."

Billy Joel has scheduled an 86th concert in his monthly residency at Madison Square Garden, the venue announced Thursday, with Joel’s music label the same day announcing that his 1991 TV special "Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium" will be coming to theaters for two nights.

The new Garden concert, set for Dec. 19, will be the Hicksville-raised Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's 132nd overall there. General-public tickets go on sale Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com.

Joel's residency began in January 2014 and has run monthly except for a long pause during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Aug. 24 and Sept. 9 shows are sold out, according to Joel's website, but tickets remain for Oct. 9 and Nov. 23.

Meanwhile, "Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium," filmed June 22-23, 1990, at the since-demolished Bronx landmark, will play in theaters on Oct. 5 and 9, said Sony Music, Joel's label. Tickets go on sale Wednesday at billyjoel.film. No theaters were yet announced.

Shot on 16 mm film, the concert has been reedited in higher-resolution 4K with Dolby ATMOS audio newly mixed from the original multitrack tapes and overseen by Joel's longtime sound engineer, Brian Ruggle.

The new version includes a previously unreleased performance of "Uptown Girl," Sony said, as well as interviews with Joel and behind-the-scenes footage from the event's production.

The film, which was nominated for a longform-video Grammy Award, premiered on basic cable's Disney Channel on March 17, 1991. It was released on VHS home video the same year and on DVD in 1998.

Joel's two Yankee Stadium shows were the third and fourth concerts ever held there.

In his review of Joel's first night at Yankee Stadium, The New York Times' Stephen Holden wrote, "The concert reinforced the image of Mr. Joel as a ferociously talented modern-day vaudevillian juggling voices, styles, and images with the aggressive glee of a determined pugilist. Not even the light rain that began to fall near the end of the concert could dampen the evening's high spirits."

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