Billy Joel has postponed his closing Madison Sq. Yard reside efficiency of the 12 months, after being positioned on “vocal rest on account of a viral an an infection”.
The 73-year-old rock legend was set to play the 86th current of his residency on the long-lasting New York venue on Monday night (19.12.22), nonetheless, he’s been pressured to reschedule the reside efficiency to June 2.
The ‘Piano Man‘ talked about in a social media assertion: “I’m disillusioned to share that I’m beneath doctor’s orders for vocal rest on account of a viral an an infection so sadly, I must postpone my Monday, December nineteenth reside efficiency at Madison Sq. Backyard to June.
“I’m so sorry to allow you to acknowledge so shut to point day, nevertheless I hoped to be nearer to a full restoration by now. Sadly, that hasn’t occurred. I look forward to seeing you throughout the New Yr.”
Billy holds the doc for primarily probably the most reveals carried out at MSG having carried out a whopping 131 events.
He’s on account of return to the stage on January 13.
Subsequent 12 months will even see Billy headline American Particular presents BST Hyde Park.
The July 7 current will mark his solely European look of 2023.
Within the meantime, a Billy Joel biopic is throughout the works.
The movie titled ‘Piano Man’ is being developed by Michael Jai White’s Jaigantic Studios with Adam Ripp tapped to place in writing and direct.
The flick will adjust to Billy’s early years – which seen him discovered by his first supervisor Irwin Mazur on the age of 16, his performances with a Prolonged Island cowl band throughout the Sixties and the breakthrough effectivity in 1972 that captured the attention of legendary doc producer Clive Davis.
However, Billy’s marketing consultant says that the singer will not be involved with the movie and that no rights in music, establish or likeness or life story shall be granted to film chiefs.
Jaigantic Studios have instead acquired the life rights to Irwin, who managed Billy from 1965 to 1972 – the 12 months sooner than his breakthrough monitor and album ‘Piano Man’ was launched.
In response to the producers, the music needs for the film are “however to be determined”.
‘Piano Man’ shall be authorities produced by Jaigantic Studios along with producers White, Mayne Berke and Donovan de Boer – along with Irwin and Ripp.
Ripp’s father Artie signed Billy to his first doc deal as a solo artist and produced his debut album ‘Chilly Spring Harbor’ in 1971.
He talked about in a press launch: “Billy Joel has been a part of my life since my father signed him to his doc label after I used to be 4 years earlier; his music is ingrained in my DNA and it has been a dream of mine as a filmmaker to find and have enjoyable the untold story of how Billy Joel grew to grow to be the Piano Man.”
Irwin added: “What a dream come true! These are the real-life events I witnessed first-hand that fashioned Billy from a keyboard participant throughout the native Lengthy Island band, The Hassles, into the long-lasting musician, singer-songwriter and entertainer who thrills audiences all around the world, at the moment.”