Posted: 3:08 pm Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
By Pete Rizzo
The new and improved Nassau Coliseum is opening its doors in April and they are bringing in probably the best person to lead the welcoming committee.
Billy Joel is set to open the Nassau Coliseum in April with a live gig.
Coming off a steady string of monthly sellouts at Madison Square Garden (over 30 to date and still going strong), this man knows how to pack a house, especially this one. He played the Coliseum over 30 times, including a string of nine straight sellouts nearly 20 years and in fact sold the Coliseum out for its final show last year before it closed its doors.
Now next on the Coliseum’s to-do list: Please bring the New York Islanders back home! Reason why? Among the many, so we can hopefully see moments like this again!
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Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends. I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better! When I’m not on the air, I’m either training in martial arts, deciding which tattoo I should get next, reading a good book (I still enjoy turning actual pages), or my wife and I are planning our next big travel excursion. I’m on every Saturday and Sunday morning. You can also follow me on on Twitter @PeteRizzoWBAB. I’d love to hear from you.