Billy Joel Closes Out Uniondale

Updated: May 13, 2015

Uniondale’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is finally getting a much-needed makeover – but not before going out with a bang!

Located approximately 20 miles east of New York City, the Nassau Coliseum has accommodated popular teams such as the New York Nets (now the Brooklyn Nets) and the New York Islanders since it first opened its doors in 1972. However, since the Islanders departed from the venue earlier this year, the Coliseum’s attention has shifted in order to focus on some desperately required renovations. Recently, Uniondale has announced that it has approved a renovation proposal which will see an aesthetic revamp of the arena’s interior and concrete facade, a reduction of seating capacity, and an agreement wherein the Islanders and the Nets will make the trek to Uniondale for a few games each season.

On April 24th, it was officially announced that the artist who would have the distinct honor of performing the final concert at the arena before the start of the renovations would be…none other than the piano man himself! Billy Joel will close out the arena on August 4th. In the past, Joel has performed 31 solo shows at the Uniondale venue. Joel last played at the Coliseum in 1998, when he impressively sold out nine concerts and set the venue’s record for the most sellouts in a year.

In addition to performing in Uniondale, Joel will also be making appearances at venues such as San Francisco’s AT&T Park, Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park, and Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Furthermore, Joel will continue his residence at Madison Square Garden, which he began in January 2014. According to his agreement with the Garden, the music legend will play a concert at the storied venue every month, indefinitely.

Get ready to belt out hits such as ‘Piano Man’, ‘Uptown Girl’, and ‘She’s Got a Way’ at the top of your lungs, and don’t miss the chance to see one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time live in concert!