Billy Joel Postpones MSG Show for Second Time Over ‘Unfortunate COVID-Related Circumstances’

by Samantha Whidden
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Music legend Billy Joel announced this week that he is officially postponing his MSG show for the second time over unfortunate COVID-19 related circumstances. The show was originally set to take place on January 14th. 

According to a statement on his website, Billy Joel has rescheduled the show for August 24th. “Nothing is more important to me than the safety and well-being of my band, crew, and the fans; so due to unfortunate COVID-related circumstances, we made the decision to reschedule the January 14th concert at MSG.”

Meanwhile, tickets for the Billy Joel concert will be valid for the new rescheduled show. The tickets also will not need to be exchanged. If those who purchased tickets cannot commit to the rescheduled show date, they can request a refund anytime over the next 30 days. Starting from January 5th. “If a refund is not requested during the allotted time, tickets will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled show date.”

The tickets for the Billy Joel show that qualify for a refund is from Madison Square Garden or Ticketmaster. However, if tickets were purchased from a third party, ticketholders will need to go back to their point of purchase to determine refund availability.

Billy Joel is set to perform at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida on January 28th. He also has performances at Madison Square Garden on February 12th, March 24th, April 8th, May 14th, and July 20th.  Other stops on his tour are Las Vegas, Nevada; Orlando, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Notre Dame, Indiana; and Detroit, Michigan. 

Billy Joel Describes Taylor Swift As Being Like the Beatles of Her Generation 

During a recent interview with USA Today, Billy Joel shared his thoughts about singer and songwriter Taylor Swift. “Taylor [Swift] is a very talented girl. She’s productive and keeps coming up with great concepts and songs. She’s huge.”

Billy Joel also stated that everyone has to give Swift high marks. “She knows music and she knows how to write. She’s like that generation’s Beatles.”

When asked what it’s like to be going back to Madison Square Garden, Billy Joel said the venue is home to him and his crew. “The crowd is always great; it’s New York. The acoustics are great. It’s just everything good about playing live. I never dreamed I’d have a residency at Madison Square Garden.”

Billy Joel also stated that he can’t believe people are still being tickets to him and his crew. “I remember the first time I ever went there, I was a little kid and my parents took me to a Christmas show with Gene Autry. He had a big hit with “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” at the time, and there I am in the top row, probably the worst seats in the house. It seemed like the biggest place I could ever imagine.”