Billy Joel is ready to give Nassau Coliseum a fitting send-off. It will be filled with tales of village greens, baymen struggles and his own distinctly Long Island story that has been entwined with the Uniondale arena for nearly four decades.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Kennedy Center honoree says he has been working for months on the Aug. 4 show — the final event before the 43-year-old arena shuts down for a $261 million renovation.
Joel's goal is to celebrate the Coliseum's history and what it has meant to him and to Long Island.
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Top Photo: Billy Joel in concert at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on Dec. 21, 1989. Credit: John Keating, Newsday