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Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey cut Nassau Coliseum show from rescheduled tour

Mariah Carey performs during New Year's Eve celebrations

Mariah Carey performs during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, Dec. 31, 2016. Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Angela Weiss

Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey have rescheduled their “All the Hits” tour, but a hometown stop for the Greenlawn-raised Carey at Nassau Coliseum has been canceled.

The tour, which Richie said needed to be postponed to give him more time to recover from knee surgery, will now start July 21 in Oakland and include an Aug. 19 stop at Madison Square Garden. However, the Nassau Coliseum show, originally set for April 8 in the heart of the renovated Coliseum’s opening week, was not rescheduled, as the tour shrunk from 35 shows to 21.

“We had a small window between Lionel’s continued touring plans overseas in the fall and Mariah’s scheduled Las Vegas residency to fit as many dates as we could route,” promoter Live Nation told Billboard. However, Billboard quoted sources saying that tickets for some of the tour dates were so-so. Before the tour was postponed, there were plenty of prime tickets for the Nassau Coliseum show still available, two months after they went on sale.

“I don’t want to disappoint my fans,” Richie tweeted when he postponed the tour. “I look forward to being back on stage so we can all be ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ together again.”

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