Billy Joel’s will be holding his 65 th show in 2015 at Madison Square and he will break his record for the most performances, Contact music reported.
The report said that Joel’s upcoming gig makes him ” set to break the record for most performances by any artist at legendary venue Madison Square Garden, with his upcoming 65th show on July 1st 2015.”
The 65 -year old musicians topple Elton John.
Joel also just recently awarded with the prestigious Gershwin Prize, an honor given by the Library of Congress to composers and performers for their contribution to music.
Joel was also honored by his colleagues such as such as Tony Bennett, John Mellencamp, Boyz II Men, Gavin DeGraw, Josh Groban, Natalie Maines, LeAnn Rimes and Kevin Spacey in a recent concert held at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington.
Paul McCartney, according to reports called Joel as a” national treasure.” Joel for his part was quoted as saying that he was “flabbergasted to be included in this group.” Adding “I haven’t quite got my head around it yet.” The concert will air on PBS stations on January 2nd.
Joel was also entered into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall Of fame (1999), and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006).
In 2001, Joel received the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In 2013, Joel received the Kennedy Center Honors, an honor for influencing American culture through the arts.
In 2011, Joel said that he was releasing an autobiography that he had written with Fred Schruers, titled The Book of Joel: A Memoir.
The book was originally going to be released in June 2011, but in March 2011 Joel announced that he will not publishing the book and officially cancelled his deal.