Billy Joel performs 100th sold-out show at MSG

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Billy Joel performed his 100th sold-out show at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night.

Joel has the most sold-out lifetime performances by any artist in a single arena. The show also marked the 54th in the four-and-a-half year run at the Garden.

Joel, his wife Alexis and daughter Della, along with his crew raised a banner to the rafters in front of the crowd to commemorate his 100th show. Bruce Springsteen also joined Joel on stage to perform as the surprise guest.

Before the performance, a special ceremony was held for the Hicksville native, where he was presented with a piano, plaque and proclamation from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, declaring yesterday Billy Joel Day. The piano and plaque will be on display at the Garden for fans to visit.

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    Billy Joel performs before a sellout crowd at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The Piano Man played the final show at the arena, which is closing for extensive renovations and is scheduled to reopen in December 2016. CaptionBilly Joel performs before a sellout crowd at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The Piano Man played the final show at the arena, which is closing for extensive renovations and is scheduled to reopen in December 2016. Caption

    To commemorate the Piano Man's record-setting show, Gov. Cuomo and Madison Square Garden CEO James Dolan will unveil a permanent tribute to the Hicksville native.

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