Musician Billy Joel, seen here performing during the last concert at Shea Stadium, will close out Nassau Coliseum before major renovation project.
The Long Island native will perform at Nassau Coliseum on Aug. 4.
He’s no stranger.
Long Island’s own Billy Joel will play the final concert at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale before the 42-year-old venue undergoes a massive renovation.
Joel, who will take the stage for the venue’s final show August 4, hasn’t played the Coliseum in the longest time – since 2002.
But the Hicksville-raised balladeer knows the arena well, having performed 31 shows at the arena over the course of his career.
Billy Joel playing guitar during a performance at Nassau Coliseum in 1994.
He’s no stranger to selling out shuttering venues. Joel performed two concerts at Shea Stadium before it was torn down in 2008.
There’ll be little pressure on the piano man as Joel has helped lower the curtain on another famed venue in 2008 when he performed the final concerts at Shea Stadium.
Joel, 65, who is expecting a child with girlfriend 33-year-old Alexisa Roderick, is in the midst of a record-breaking run of monthly shows at Madison Square Garden.
Nassau Coliseum will undergo a $ 260 million overhaul headed by Bruce Ratner’s Forest City Ratner, the real estate mogul behind Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The New York Islanders hockey team will relocate to the Barclays Center in the fall.
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