From Billy Joel and Elvis Presley on through Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus, take a look back at some notable Nassau Coliseum concerts, beginning with the venue's first-ever show in 1972 to the major concerts since its rebirth in 2017 as the NYCB Live’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum following a $165 million renovation.

2017: Idina Menzel

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Idina Menzel takes the stage at NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale on April 7, 2017.

2017: Billy Joel

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

2015: The Who

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The Who took their 50th anniversary tour to the Nassau Coliseum on May 20, 2015.

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Long Island's own Joan Jett plays the Nassau Colliseum with The Blackhearts on May 20, 2015, opening for The Who.

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Matt Koma, from Seaford, performs at the Nassau Coliseum on June 26, 2012.

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Sade performs at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, on June 21, 2011.

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Barry Manilow performs during his Ultimate Manilow: The Hits Concert at the Coliseum in Uniondale on Feb. 14, 2009.

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Metallica's James Hetfield performs at the Coliseum on Jan. 29, 2009.

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Slipknot performs during the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival at the Coliseum on Aug. 6, 2008.

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Mary J. Blige and Jay Z perform during their Heart of the City Tour concert at the Coliseum on March 27, 2008.

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New Kids On The Block performs at the Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday Sept. 24, 2008.

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Miley Cyrus -- who portrayed Hannah Montana on the popular Disney Channel show from 2006-2011 -- performs a set of songs as herself for a sold-out crowd at the Coliseum in Uniondale on Dec. 27, 2007.

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From left, frontman David Lee Roth and guitarist Eddie Van Halen, of Van Halen, perform at the Coliseum on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007.

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Elton John performs at the Coliseum on Nov. 1, 2006.

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Hilary Duff at the Coliseum on July 26, 2004.

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Shania Twain in concert at Nassau Coliseum on Oct. 12, 2003.

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Avril Lavigne performs at the Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May, 13, 2003.

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Britney Spears performs at the Coliseum in Uniondale on Nov. 7, 2001.

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Pink performs at the Nassau Coliseum on Friday, June 1, 2001.

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Nelly in concert at the Nassau Coliseum on Friday, June 1, 2001.

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Ricky Martin performing at the Coliseum in Uniondale on June 15, 2000.

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Eminem performs at the Spring Break 2000 concert at the Nassau Coliseum, on Friday, May 23, 2000.

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Billy Gibbons, left, and Dusty Hill of ZZ Top at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 24, 2000.

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Run DMC performs during The Family Values concert at Nassau Coliseum on Oct. 2, 1999.

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Celine Dion performs at the Coliseum on Sept. 1, 1998.

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Yanni performs at the Nassau Coliseum on June 26, 1998.

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Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac performs at the Coliseum on Sept. 23, 1997.

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R. Kelly performs at the Coliseum on April 10, 1996.

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Lead singer Robert Smith performs with The Cure at the Coliseum on July 11, 1996.

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Bob Weir, left, and Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead perform at the Coliseum on March 23, 1994.

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Billy Joel at the Coliseum on Dec. 29, 1992.

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Bruce Springsteen, center, performs with Shane Fontayne, left, and Crystal Taliefero at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale on Nov. 9, 1992.

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Lead singer Bono performs with U2 at the Coliseum in Uniondale on March 9, 1992.

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Madonna performs at the Nassau Coliseum on June 12, 1990.

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Bruce Springsteen performs at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale on April 1, 1988.

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The Purple One played an "exhilarating" two-hour set at the Coliseum on March 18, 1985, Newsday's music critic wrote at the time. "The show's most extreme moment came near the end, at which time Prince climbed some stairs on the stage with the deliberation, fear and awe of Moses approaching the burning bush. His destination: A giant purple tub. 'Do you wanna spend the night? Do you wanna take a bath with me?' he chortled as he raised his hips heavenward," Wayne Robins said in his review published March 19, 1985.

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Frank Sinatra in concert at the Coliseum on June 23, 1979.

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Folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary (Mary Travers, Paul Stookey and Peter Yarrow) play a benefit concert at the Coliseum on April 10, 1978. The benefit -- for the Performing Arts Foundation of Huntington -- marked the first time in about 8 years that the trio had performed together.

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Former Beatle Paul McCartney plays the opening number of his concert with the group "Wings" at the Coliseum May 21, 1976, as part of the band's "Wings Over America" tour, covering 21 cities.

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Elvis Presley performs at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale on June 22, 1973.

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Led Zeppelin, shown in this undated photo, performed at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on June 14, 1972.

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Johnny Cash performed at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 30, 1972. (He is pictured here with wife June Carter on stage at the Boston Garden on April 21, 1972.)

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Three Dog Night played the first show ever at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, on April 29, 1972.

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