Billy Joel is returning to New York's Madison Square Garden for what is expected to be a sell-out gig in January (14).

The Piano Man shattered the arena's record for the most consecutive sold-out shows in 2006 when he performed 12 concerts there. He will be back as he embarks on a comeback for a concert on 27 January (14).

Joel last performed at the Garden last year (12) when he took part in the 12-12-12 concert for the victims of Hurricane Sandy at the fabled venue.

The new gig will come at a high time for the singer/songwriter - in December (13), Joel will receive The Kennedy Center Honor and he'll perform on New Year's Eve (31Dec13) at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.