Beatles Legend Paul McCartney Coming to Nassau Coliseum

 

 

Could this be the surprise performer officials teased at the new Nassau Coliseum unveiling last month?

On Tuesday, Beatles legend Paul McCartney announced a stop at the renovated NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for his much-anticipated “One on One” tour, which kicked off this month.

Besides Billy Joel, who opened the Coliseum earlier this month, McCartney will be the biggest name to grace the stage at the refurbished arena for his Sept. 26 show.

McCartney’s last Coliseum gig was in 2002, when he put on a 36-song performance, which included two encores. Among the notable hits that evening were “Hello, Goodbye,” “Blackbird,” “Let it be,” and “Hey Jude,” according to setlist.fm.

Tickets for the Sept. 26 show go on sale May 5. According to McCartney’s website, American Express cardholders can purchase tickets on advance between April 26 at 10 a.m. and April 30 at 10 p.m.

The Coliseum stop will be the last of four straight performances in New York, beginning with a show at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 15. From there he’ll head to Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sept. 19, and the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on Sept. 23 before hitting the Coliseum.

McCartney hasn’t played at MSG since 2005.

The new Nassau Coliseum officially reopened on April 5 for Joel’s sold out show. The 13,900-seat arena cost $165 million to renovate. Aside from an exterior facelift, the Coliseum boasts widened concourses, high-definition screens, brand new seats, Long Island-based food options and revamped restrooms.

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