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CBS to air Billy Joel concert special on April 14

CBS has announced plans to air a Billy Joel concert special on April 14. File Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI
CBS has announced plans to air a Billy Joel concert special on April 14. File Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI

Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Rock 'n' roll icon Billy Joel is getting his own concert special on CBS this spring.

The 100th: Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden -- The Greatest Arena of All Time is to air on April 14.

The show will be filmed on March 28 at Joel's record-breaking 100th consecutive performance at Madison Square Garden, which he has sold out more than any other artist.

"Since his first show at the venue on Dec. 14, 1978, through his final residency show this July, every single one of Joel's concerts at Madison Square Garden has been sold out," the network said in a press release on Sunday.

This will mark Joel's first concert to air on a broadcast network. It will also stream live and on demand on Paramount+

Left to right, Alexis Roderick, Della Rose Joel, Billy Joel and Remy Anne Joel attend the 66th annual Grammy Awards at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 4. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Left to right, Alexis Roderick, Della Rose Joel, Billy Joel and Remy Anne Joel attend the 66th annual Grammy Awards at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 4. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who is 74, will wrap up his 10-year, monthly residency at MSG this summer after his career 150th performance at the venue.

Joel this month released "Turn the Lights Back On," his first new pop single in 17 years and performed at the Grammy Awards ceremony, which celebrates excellence across all genres of music.

Billy Joel speaks on his monthly concerts at MSG coming to an end next year at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 2023. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Billy Joel speaks on his monthly concerts at MSG coming to an end next year at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 2023. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

He is known for hits like "Movin' Out," "My Life," "You May Be Right," "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant," "Only the Good Die Young," "Piano Man," "Uptown Girl," "Pressure" and "We Didn't Start the Fire."

Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 2014. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 2014. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI