Harry Styles sold out Madison Square Garden for 15 straight nights, and now he’s got the lineup to prove it!
The 28-year-old “As It Was” singer wrapped up his Love on Tour New York City residency on Wednesday night and surprised himself with a banner marking the milestone that will hang from the rafters of the legendary venue. The white and blue banner will sit alongside others in honor of Billy Joel and Phish, making Styles one of three musical artists with his own MSG banner.
Right before the encore of the show, CBS mornings co-host Gayle King, who had been enjoying the set from her seat alongside actress Drew Barrymore, took the stage to do the honors.
“We have a surprise for you, Harry!” King, 67, said as the two shared a hug. “We’re all at Harry’s house right now. Fifteenth night in a row, sold-out show. No artist has ever done that before. Twenty thousand people, Harry, stand up. We think you’re walking with joy, walking with happiness… And we just want to tell you Harry, we don’t want to say goodnight to you, Harry Styles!”
Styles was clearly stunned by the gesture and stared at the banner in awe for several seconds before addressing the crowd. At one point, he choked back tears and happily accepted a handkerchief offered to him by a fan in the pit.
“I just want to say from the bottom of my heart to each and every one of you who came out tonight… That’s crazy,” she said, interrupting her own train of thought to comment on the banner. “To everyone who bought a ticket, thank you very, very much for your support. Stuff like this doesn’t happen very often to people like me… and I just want to thank you all. You have changed my life, each and every one of you.” you, thank you very, very much.”
He added, “Every time you come to Madison Square Garden and you see that, you’re reminded that it’s for you. That’s ours.”
The Grammy Award winner then stopped and said dumbfounded, “S-“, before telling the crowd that he would “come back here when everyone’s gone and just sit and look at that for a while.”
Styles wrapped up his Big Apple dates with some special surprises for his audience, which included King, Barrymore, girlfriend Olivia Wilde, Madonna, Jimmy Fallon, Jenna Bush Hager and Henrik Lundqvist.
All fans in attendance received a feather boa in honor of the star’s killer style, and he also treated the crowd to a deep cut: “Ever Since New York,” a song from his 2017 debut album that he performed live for last time in 2018. Dev Hynes, who opened the show under his stage name Blood Orange, also joined Styles for “Matilda.”
“Selling out 15 consecutive nights at Madison Square Garden is a tremendous achievement and reinforces Harry Styles as one of the most impactful entertainers of his generation,” said Jim Dolan, CEO and CEO of MSG Entertainment, in a statement. “It is a testament to Harry and his fans that a banner celebrating this remarkable achievement will hang from the rafters alongside some of history’s most legendary entertainers and athletes. Harry has already headlined the world’s most famous stadium multiple times in his career.” dizzying, and we’re honored that MSG was Harry’s home for these 15 amazing nights.”
His new banner will join the two banners Joel received for his residency and lifetime total number of shows, as well as the Phish banner, which was dedicated in 2017 after the band played 13 sold-out nights at They didn’t repeat a song. according to NME.com.
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Styles’ residency began on August 20, and he only took a few nights off to fulfill promotional obligations for his upcoming films. do not worry honey Y my police at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals.
On concert nights, the Garden was transformed into “Harry’s House,” with specialty food and merchandise, plus temporary subway signs at nearby stations.
The “Kiwi” singer will now take the performance to other cities for several nights, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Austin, Texas, before heading to South America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.