Billy Joel has rescheduled a handful of his Madison Square Garden shows, with the next three concerts bumped to next December, January, and February.

A message was posted on BillyJoel.com stating:

Please be advised that the upcoming Billy Joel concerts which were scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, June 6th, 2020; Thursday, July 23rd, 2020; and Monday, August 3rd, 2020 have been postponed to Sunday, December 20th, 2020; Wednesday, January 13th, 2021; and Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, respectively.

Tickets for the June 6, 2020 show will be valid for the December 20, 2020 show; tickets for the July 23, 2020 show will be valid for the January 13, 2021 show; and tickets for the August 3, 2020 show will be valid for the February 3, 2021 show.

Billy Joel told us Madison Square Garden represents far more than a just solid venue in the "Big Apple": "Look, let's be real -- I'm from New York, I was born in the Bronx, I grew up in Long Island, so this is my venue. Madison Square Garden. Fortunately for me, Madison Square Garden is a world venue. You can play almost any other arena in the country and nobody else in the world was gonna know about it -- but when you play Madison Square Garden, the entire world knows that you played Madison Square Garden."

UPDATED: Billy Joel tour dates (subject to change):

September 11 - Cincinnati, OH - Great American Ball Park
September 26 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (Original date - March 19, 2020)
October 11 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (Original date - April 10, 2020)
November 13 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (Original date - May 2, 2020)
December 20 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (Original date - June 6, 2020)
January 13 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (Original date - July 23, 2020)
February 3 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (Original date - August 3, 2020)

April 17 - Charlotte, NC - Bank Of America Stadium

AUDIO: BILLY JOEL ON THE PRESTIGE OF MADISON SQUARE GARDEN