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Billy Joel takes the stage to open new Nassau Coliseum

The renovated Nassau Coliseum, renamed NYCB Live’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, reopened Wednesday night, April 5, 2017, after a $165 million remodeling with Billy Joel's 33rd concert in the arena.

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Billy Joel performs at NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans
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Billy Joel performs at NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the arena's opening night, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Billy Joel performs at NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Billy Joel performs at NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the arena's opening night, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Billy Joel performs at NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Billy Joel performs at NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the arena's opening night, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Billy Joel performs at NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Billy Joel performs at NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the arena's opening night, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Billy Joel performs at NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Billy Joel performs at NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the arena's opening night, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Billy Joel performs on the opening night for
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Billy Joel performs on the opening night for NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 5, 2017.

Billy Joel and his band perform on the
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Billy Joel and his band perform on the opening night for NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 5, 2017.

Billy Joel performs on the opening night for
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Billy Joel performs on the opening night for NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 5, 2017.

Billy Joel performs on the opening night for
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Billy Joel performs on the opening night for NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 5, 2017.

Billy Joel performs at opening night of NYCB
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Billy Joel performs at opening night of NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 5, 2017.

Billy Joel performs at opening night of the
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Billy Joel performs at opening night of the NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 5, 2017.

Billy Joel performs at opening night of the
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Billy Joel performs at opening night of the NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 5, 2017.

Billy Joel performs at NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Billy Joel performs at NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 5, 2017.

People file in for the Billy Joel concert
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People file in for the Billy Joel concert at the renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale on April 5, 2017.

Friends from Point Lookout, Merrick and Lindenhurst tailgate
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Friends from Point Lookout, Merrick and Lindenhurst tailgate in the parking lot before Billy Joel performs at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Fans file in for Billy Joel's concert at
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Fans file in for Billy Joel's concert at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Friends from Point Lookout, Merrick, and Lindenhurst tailgate
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Friends from Point Lookout, Merrick, and Lindenhurst tailgate in the parking lot before Billy Joel performs at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Joyce Sundberg, left, Eddie Sundberg, Dale Johnson, Jackie
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Joyce Sundberg, left, Eddie Sundberg, Dale Johnson, Jackie Johnson, Christine Trentowski and Danny Trentowski in the parking lot before Billy Joel's concert at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on April 5, 2017.

Concertgoers file in ahead of Billy Joel's concert
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Concertgoers file in ahead of Billy Joel's concert at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on April 5, 2017.

Concertgoers file in ahead of Billy Joel's concert
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Concertgoers file in ahead of Billy Joel's concert at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on April 5, 2017.

Christine Trentowski, left, Joyce Sundberg, Eddie Sundberg, Dale
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Christine Trentowski, left, Joyce Sundberg, Eddie Sundberg, Dale Johnson, Jackie Johnson, foreground, and her brother Danny Trentowski in the parking lot ahead of Billy Joel's concert at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on April 5, 2017.

Concertgoers flood the box office for last minute
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Concertgoers flood the box office for last minute tickets ahead of Billy Joel's concert at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on April 5, 2017.

The stage is set for Billy Joel to
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The stage is set for Billy Joel to perform at the NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 5, 2017, for the first show after the arena's renovation.

An aerial view of the renovated Nassau Coliseum
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An aerial view of the renovated Nassau Coliseum on April 5, 2017. Hicksville native Billy Joel is the first performer in the NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Christina Pirro was going to see Billy Joel
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Christina Pirro was going to see Billy Joel at the renovated Nassau Coliseum when Michael La Rocca of Levittown surprised her with a marriage proposal before the show on April 5, 2017.

An aerial view of the renovated Nassau Coliseum
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An aerial view of the renovated Nassau Coliseum on April 5, 2017. Hicksville native Billy Joel is the first performer in the new NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Fans line up to see Billy Joel perform
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Fans line up to see Billy Joel perform at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

An aerial view of Billy Joel fans lining
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An aerial view of Billy Joel fans lining up to enter the renovated Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

An aerial view of Billy Joel fans lining
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An aerial view of Billy Joel fans lining up to enter the renovated Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

An aerial view of Billy Joel fans lining
Photo Credit: ALL Island Aerial / Kevin P. Coughlin

An aerial view of Billy Joel fans lining up to enter the renovated Nassau Coliseum on April 5, 2017. Hicksville native Billy Joel is the first performer in the revamped venue, now known as NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Adam and Stacey Greenberg of East Meadow ham
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Adam and Stacey Greenberg of East Meadow ham it up for the camera while attending the Billy Joel concert at NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 5, 2017.

An aerial view of Billy Joel fans lining
Photo Credit: ALL Island Aerial / Kevin P. Coughlin

An aerial view of Billy Joel fans lining up to enter the renovated Nassau Coliseum, now NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Hicksville native Billy Joel is the first performer at the renovated Coliseum.

Eric Fellen, of Scotch Plains, N.J., sings
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Eric Fellen, of Scotch Plains, N.J., sings "Piano Man" with friends as fans tailgate at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Steve Fileti, of Bellmore, plays the harmonica while
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Steve Fileti, of Bellmore, plays the harmonica while fans sing "Piano Man" outside the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Maureen Smith, of Lynbrook, holds her Billy Joel
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Maureen Smith, of Lynbrook, holds her Billy Joel license plate as fans tailgate at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Maureen Smith, of Lynbrook, dons a signed Billy
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Maureen Smith, of Lynbrook, dons a signed Billy Joel jacket as fans tailgate at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Maureen Smith, of Lynbrook, puts on a signed
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Maureen Smith, of Lynbrook, puts on a signed Billy Joel jacket as fans tailgate at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Members of the Facebook group
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Members of the Facebook group "Billy Joel: Completely Retold" tailgate as Billy Joel performs at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

From left, Craig Hand, Sal Mezrahi, Mike Corkery,
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From left, Craig Hand, Sal Mezrahi, Mike Corkery, Dana Hand, Courtney Mezrahi and Mara Corkery, all of Merrick, tailgate before Billy Joel's return to the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, April 5, 2017.

Mike Corkery, of Merrick, tosses a beanbag during
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Mike Corkery, of Merrick, tosses a beanbag during a tailgate in the parking lot before Billy Joel's concert at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, April 5, 2017.

Mara Corkery, Courtney Mezrahi and Dana Hand, all
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Mara Corkery, Courtney Mezrahi and Dana Hand, all of Merrick, tailgate in the parking lot before Billy Joel's concert at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, April 5, 2017.

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