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(NJ.com)   Not content with the Knicks, Madison Square Garden adds another floundering franchise to its lineup   (nj.com) divider line 26
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2013-12-03 02:09:28 PM
I knew with the sh*t they did to Times Square that NYC's transition to Vegas East was inevitable.
 
2013-12-03 02:22:44 PM
When I read TFA, I thought it was a goof, but with the amount of tourists coming in, holy shiat, it makes sense.

/Play me a song, you're the Piano Man....
 
2013-12-03 02:26:04 PM
Arthur Treacher's?
 
2013-12-03 02:32:06 PM
Hey!  I happen to like Billy Joel!
 
2013-12-03 02:41:19 PM
Wha? Those shows will sell out months in advance.
 
2013-12-03 02:47:24 PM

HotWingConspiracy: Wha? Those shows will sell out months in advance.



I still kick myself for not getting VIP tickets to Billy Joel & Elton John in Vegas more than a decade ago.  The casino would have comped the tickets, and probably my room too.


/I was out of vacation time at work.
 
2013-12-03 02:49:24 PM
Didnt he sell out the Garden 20 nights in a row or something?
 
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2013-12-03 02:53:33 PM

Gunny Highway: Didnt he sell out the Garden 20 nights in a row or something?


ftfa: 12 nights. not bad.
 
2013-12-03 02:56:44 PM
He'd probably be an upgrade at point guard.
 
2013-12-03 02:57:36 PM
Nick Lowe is the only pop/rock artist who was successful prior to 1985 who has managed to avoid the embarrassment of desperately trying to cling to his/her youth.
 
2013-12-03 03:00:09 PM

Gunny Highway: Didnt he sell out the Garden 20 nights in a row or something?


Next up, Springsteen in the Spectrum Wachovia Center Wells Fargo Center. His sellouts there are much higher than Joel at the Garden if I remember right.

I would go see both if the opportunity presents itself
 
2013-12-03 03:11:47 PM

Piizzadude: Gunny Highway: Didnt he sell out the Garden 20 nights in a row or something?

Next up, Springsteen in the Spectrum Wachovia Center Wells Fargo Center. His sellouts there are much higher than Joel at the Garden if I remember right.

I would go see both if the opportunity presents itself


Springsteen holds the most sell outs in Philly, Joel is right behind him.
 
2013-12-03 03:18:45 PM

Wellon Dowd: Nick Lowe is the only pop/rock artist who was successful prior to 1985 who has managed to avoid the embarrassment of desperately trying to cling to his/her youth.


I am sure you are right.
 
2013-12-03 03:20:17 PM
Maybe I'm misremembering incorrectly, but aren't they tearing down the Garden in 4 or 5 years?
 
2013-12-03 03:21:48 PM

garandman1a: Maybe I'm misremembering incorrectly, but aren't they tearing down the Garden in 4 or 5 years?


Dont think so.  They just got finished doing $1 billion worth of upgrades.
 
2013-12-03 03:21:57 PM

Piizzadude: Gunny Highway: Didnt he sell out the Garden 20 nights in a row or something?

Next up, Springsteen in the Spectrum Wachovia Center Wells Fargo Center. His sellouts there are much higher than Joel at the Garden if I remember right.

I would go see both if the opportunity presents itself


They tore the Spectrum down a couple years ago.  Springsteen played the last five shows.  He did a complete album from his catalog every night.  I got to see Born in the USA, which is actually better live.
 
2013-12-03 03:41:59 PM

Gunny Highway: garandman1a: Maybe I'm misremembering incorrectly, but aren't they tearing down the Garden in 4 or 5 years?

Dont think so.  They just got finished doing $1 billion worth of upgrades.


They are because NYC needs to do upgrades to Penn Station which is underneath the current Madison Square Garden.
 
2013-12-03 03:56:50 PM
Incredibly talented but I can't listen to anything after those first two albums. He had a falling out with someone about that and I think he didn't have the same songwriting afterwards.

The upside of playing the Garden is that he can take the train home and not get another DUI.
 
2013-12-03 04:05:35 PM

Nine Hundred and Eight: Gunny Highway: garandman1a: Maybe I'm misremembering incorrectly, but aren't they tearing down the Garden in 4 or 5 years?

Dont think so.  They just got finished doing $1 billion worth of upgrades.

They are because NYC needs to do upgrades to Penn Station which is underneath the current Madison Square Garden.


I honestly dont see it happening but who knows.
 
2013-12-03 04:07:41 PM

Nine Hundred and Eight: Gunny Highway: garandman1a: Maybe I'm misremembering incorrectly, but aren't they tearing down the Garden in 4 or 5 years?

Dont think so.  They just got finished doing $1 billion worth of upgrades.

They are because NYC needs to do upgrades to Penn Station which is underneath the current Madison Square Garden.


Its 10 years. They just resigned leases for 10 years for the rangers, knicks, instead of the usual 30, which was pretty shocking news a few months ago.  If you think about it, thats not a lot of time to find a plot of land in Manhattan, design and build a new arena.  IMHO the place was still a dump after the reno.
 
2013-12-03 04:10:34 PM

Gunny Highway: Nine Hundred and Eight: Gunny Highway: garandman1a: Maybe I'm misremembering incorrectly, but aren't they tearing down the Garden in 4 or 5 years?

Dont think so.  They just got finished doing $1 billion worth of upgrades.

They are because NYC needs to do upgrades to Penn Station which is underneath the current Madison Square Garden.

I honestly dont see it happening but who knows.


I think Christine Quinn has openly said they are going to overhaul Penn Station. If you've ever been there at rush hour, its a nightmare.

Here is an article about conceptual redesigns.    http://gizmodo.com/four-glamorous-new-penn-station-designs-that-we-sh o uld-510662698
 
2013-12-03 04:18:55 PM
they should be fine as long as he doesn't drive there.
 
2013-12-03 04:27:16 PM
Why would subby put the "sad" tag on this? Billy Joel makes good music, and he sells the place out regularly. Seems like a win for the stadium, Joel, and the fans.
 
2013-12-03 07:19:11 PM

bangmaid: Nine Hundred and Eight: Gunny Highway: garandman1a: Maybe I'm misremembering incorrectly, but aren't they tearing down the Garden in 4 or 5 years?

Dont think so.  They just got finished doing $1 billion worth of upgrades.

They are because NYC needs to do upgrades to Penn Station which is underneath the current Madison Square Garden.

Its 10 years. They just resigned leases for 10 years for the rangers, knicks, instead of the usual 30, which was pretty shocking news a few months ago.  If you think about it, thats not a lot of time to find a plot of land in Manhattan, design and build a new arena.  IMHO the place was still a dump after the reno.


They better replace it with this.
www.mathsmovies.com
 
2013-12-03 11:58:24 PM

oh_please: When I read TFA, I thought it was a goof, but with the amount of tourists coming in, holy shiat, it makes sense.

/Play me a song, you're the Piano Man....


Not only that I could see artists doing this all over the world, if the rolling stones/the who/oasis would do a concert every month at O2 arena the people would show up every month and the artists have an advantage in that they can have the fans come to them instead of having to travel all over the world. shiat think about it, seeing your favorite artist in an exotic location or their hometown, no matter how much people mock bands like chicago would sell out months of dates in their home city, people would be like "we can see Chicago, IN Chicago?"

Its actually farking brilliant.
 
2013-12-04 12:18:12 AM

Gunny Highway: Didnt he sell out the Garden 20 nights in a row or something?


He also is the only artist to perform at Yankee, Giants and Shea Stadium.
 
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