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Billy Joel sets date for 79th show at Madison Square Garden

Tickets for Billy Joel's Aug. 3 show at

Tickets for Billy Joel's Aug. 3 show at Madison Square Garden go on sale Feb. 21. Credit: AP / Invision / Evan Agostini

Continuing his unprecedented streak, Billy Joel is extending his monthly residency at Madison Square Garden to a 79th consecutive show on Aug. 3.

General public tickets go on sale Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 866-858-0008, and at the Garden box office the following day. Prices range from $65.50 to $149.50.

Unlike the Hicksville-raised Joel's last four concerts there, this show will not use Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration, a process the Garden had said brings "more tickets into the hands of fans fairly, and at the prices set by the artist" rather than through higher-priced secondary vendors.

The August show marks Joel's 125th show overall at the Garden, where he has played a monthly residency since January 2014. It's likely that show No. 80 is just around the corner. Joel, 70, who has homes in Sag Harbor and Oyster Bay, has said that he will continue to perform each month "as long as the demand continues."

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