UNIONDALE, NY (CelebrityAccess) — When Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum re-opens early next year, Billy Joel will be on hand to christen the newly refurbed venue with a concert on April 5th.
The show will be the 33rd time that the Long Island native has played at the Coliseum, including his sold-out performance on August 4 last year before the venue went dark for construction. He also holds the record for the most sell-outs in a single year for the venue, after filling it to capacity nine times in 1998.
“Billy Joel is an international icon and a New York treasure, and we are thrilled to welcome him back to the Nassau Coliseum to showcase the very best of Long Island,” Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said. “These renovations have taken this premier venue to new heights, and I know it will continue to serve as one of New York’s top entertainment destinations and a local economic engine for many years to come.”
When it re-opens, the newly-renovated coliseum will have a capacity of 13,000 for hockey, 13,500 for basketball, and 14,500 for standard concert configurations, with the ability to flex up. The bowl will also have a theater seating option for 4,000 guests. – Staff Writers