Michael Bublé superfan Melody Cesare, seen at her home in Bohemia in...

Michael Bublé superfan Melody Cesare, seen at her home in Bohemia in 2020, will watch her favorite singer perform at Nassau Coliseum on Friday. Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa Loarca

Michael Bublé has been striving to perform on Long Island for 18 months but the pandemic has postponed his attempts. However, the Canadian crooner will finally play Nassau Coliseum on Friday after his original March 24, 2020 gig was rescheduled three times.

"I knew that his concerts would happen eventually," says Melody Cesare, 57, of Bohemia, who has held onto her tickets for almost two years. "He promised his fans the concerts would start again as soon as it was safe for everyone to be in crowds."

Cesare is one of Bublé’s biggest fans, having seen him in concert 18 times at 10 different arenas in four different states.

"Whenever I hear him sing, I feel his voice in my chest," she says. "It’s very soothing and calming. The sound totally relaxes me."

At the Coliseum, Cesare will be going in style as her tickets are in the pit at the foot of the stage.

"The pit is located in front of the front row," she says. "You can actually walk around and follow him."

In fact, Cesare once got pulled onstage at Madison Square Garden in 2010 by Bublé after she took a photograph with his grandfather and held up a sign that the singer read.

"I made a sign that said, ‘Your Nonno took a picture with me. Will you do the same?’ " she recalls. "He called me up on stage and we took a picture. I was literally shaking."

When Cesare got to meet Bublé in 2019 at the Prudential Center in Newark, she had him autograph her right shoulder.

"The next morning I drove straight to a tattoo parlor and had it inked," she says. "There was no way I was going to let it wear off."

After attending the Coliseum show, Cesare will head up to Albany to see Bublé at the Times Union Center on Tuesday. Again, she'll be in the pit.

"The only thing I don’t have is a towel," she says. "He wipes his sweat with a towel that has an ‘MB’ embroidered on it then hands them out. I’ve got to get a towel! That’s my goal."

To purchase tickets ($69.50-$189.50) for Bublé’s show, visit: ticketmaster.com.

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