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Billy Joel to Mark 65th Birthday Tonight Onstage at Madison Square Garden

By Andrea Dresdale

Lloyd Bishop/NBCHappy Birthday, Piano Man! Billy Joel turns 65 today, and tonight, he’s going to mark the occasion with 20,000 of his closest friends, performing live onstage at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Tonight’s show at the Garden is part of Billy’s ongoing “franchise” series of concerts at the legendary venue: he performs there once a month, and will continue to do so “as long as there is interest,” he’s said. He currently has shows scheduled there through December 18. No shows for 2015 have been announced yet.

As the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer turns 65, he’s entered a new phase of his career. While Billy still hasn’t released a new pop music album since 1993′s River of Dreams, his recent return to live performance seems to have reinvigorated him creatively. In addition to the Garden concerts, he’s also doing spot dates around the country, with a set list that includes deep album cuts, cover versions and rarities, as well as his classic hits. Later this month, he’ll play the historic Hollywood Bowl for the first time, and this …read more

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Michael Buble Announces New U.S. Tour Leg, Deluxe Version of Album Coming

By Andrea Dresdale

Image Courtesy Michael Buble via InstagramMichael Buble has added a final U.S. leg of shows to his To Be Loved world tour, starting with two shows in July at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden.

This final leg will wrap up August 3 in Austin, Texas. Each market will have its own ticket on-sale date. In a statement, Michael said, “This tour continues to be a phenomenal ride with fantastic audiences everywhere. I’m thrilled to be back in the States to wrap up these last few shows.”

To go along with the final shows, Michael is issuing a deluxe edition of To Be Loved, which will be available on iTunes on April 29. If downloads aren’t your thing, you can pre-order a physical version on MichaelBuble.com starting on April 23. The deluxe edition features three bonus tracks: a version of the Ronnettes’ “Be My Baby,” a new “swing mix” of the hit “It’s a Beautiful Day” and Michael’s take on the standard “Melancholy Baby.” In addition, the package features a 30-minute “making of” feature on the album.

Here are the new dates:

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Got $10,000? You Could Meet Bruno Mars Backstage

By Andrea Dresdale

Ray Mickshaw / FOXBruno Mars‘ Moonshine Jungle tour hits New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden on July 14, and if you’ve got the cash, you just might be able to hang with the singer backstage.

Bruno has teamed up with the website CharityBuzz.com to auction off four tickets for the show, as well as backstage access after the show; that’s where you’ll get a chance to meet Bruno in person. The only downside? You’ll have to get yourself to New York and pay for your own hotel.

Bidding for the auction closes on April 29, and when we last checked, the highest bid was already up to a whopping 10 grand. It’s sure to go higher still.

The money from the auction will go to the Stephen Gaynor School, an independent, non-profit New York City school for students with learning disabilities.

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Billy Joel Poised to Tie His Own Madison Square Garden Record

By Andrea Dresdale

Credit: Myrna SuarezBack in 2006, Billy Joel set a record by selling out 12 consecutive shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden; he was the first solo artist to do so on a single tour. Now, the Piano Man is poised to tie his own record.

Billy has just announced that he’s added a 12th show to his current residency at the legendary New York City venue. The previous 11 shows he’s put on sale have all sold out. This 12th show will take place Thursday, December 18, and tickets go on sale Friday, February 28 at 10 a.m.

When he first announced his residency at the Garden — the venue calls it a “music franchise — Billy said he’d continue to play one show a month there “as long as there is interest.” The residency began on January 27; his next show is scheduled for March 21. In between, he’s been performing select dates around the country, and he’ll continue to do so, in arenas and stadiums, throughout the year.

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Justin Timberlake Postpones Show at NYC's Madison Square Garden for "Health Reasons"

By Andrea Dresdale

RCA RecordsJustin Timberlake was scheduled to take the stage Wednesday night at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden, but he’s been forced to postpone the show due to illness.

JT tweeted, “Hey NY. There is never an easy way to do this… Unfortunately, I have to postpone tonight’s show to Friday due to health reasons. I am truly sorry to everyone that have tickets for tonight. It kills me to have to do this. I hope to see you all on Friday.”

Fans who had tickets for Wednesday’s performance will be able to use them to see Friday’s show. Those who can’t attend can receive refunds at the point of purchase. Justin’s Thursday night show at the Garden is still on, for now, according to a statement on the venue’s website.

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