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Billy Joel closes Nassau Coliseum

Long Island said goodbye to the Old Barn Tuesday night, as Joel played his 32nd -- and final -- show at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mobile users: If you're having trouble viewing this, try scrolling down softly.

    • Joel closed out the night with 'Only the Good Die Young,' his fifth encore song, after ending his main set with 'Piano Man.' He kicked off the night with 'Movin' Out.' Scroll down to see the full set list.
    • Special guests included Paul Simon, who performed 'Me and Julio,' 'Homeward Bound' and 'Late in the Evening' with Joel, and Kevin James, who played the intro to 'Miami 2017.'
    • Joel started to play 'Hard Days Night,' prompting fans to think Paul McCartney may be joining him on stage, but the former Beatle did not appear.
    • A group of veterans joined Joel on stage during 'Goodnight Saigon.'
    • Joel played 'Until the Night,' a song he said he debuted at Nassau Coliseum in 1978, and changed up the lyrics of a few songs including 'New York State of Mind,' singing instead the 'New York Post and Newsday, too.'

Click through the gallery below to see photos from the concert and scroll down to view Newsday's live coverage.

Billy Joel performs at the Nassau veterans memorial coliseum for the last time before it closes. Newsday photo / Thomas A. Ferrara #newsday #LILovesBillyJoel #BillyJoel #PianoMan #music #concert #LongIsland #photo #Photographer #onAssignment #newyorkstateofmind #newyork #LifeByTheSea
by Tom Ferrara via Instagram
Billy Joel performs at the Nassau veterans memorial coliseum for the last time before it closes. Newsday photo / Thomas A. Ferrara #newsday #LILovesBillyJoel #BillyJoel #PianoMan #music #concert #LongIsland #photo #Photographer #onAssignment #newyorkstateofmind #newyork #LifeByTheSea
by Tom Ferrara via Instagram
Billy Joel performs at the Nassau veterans memorial coliseum for the last time before it closes. Newsday photo / Thomas A. Ferrara #newsday #LILovesBillyJoel #BillyJoel #PianoMan #music #concert #LongIsland #photo #Photographer #onAssignment #newyorkstateofmind #newyork #LifeByTheSea
by Tom Ferrara via Instagram
Billy Joel performs at the Nassau veterans memorial coliseum for the last time before it closes. Newsday photo / Thomas A. Ferrara #newsday #LILovesBillyJoel #BillyJoel #PianoMan #music #concert #LongIsland #photo #Photographer #onAssignment #newyorkstateofmind #newyork #LifeByTheSea
by Tom Ferrara via Instagram
Billy Joel performs at the Nassau veterans memorial coliseum for the last time before it closes. Newsday photo / Thomas A. Ferrara #newsday #LILovesBillyJoel #BillyJoel #PianoMan #music #concert #LongIsland #photo #Photographer #onAssignment #newyorkstateofmind #newyork #LifeByTheSea
by Tom Ferrara via Instagram
Billy Joel performs at the Nassau veterans memorial coliseum for the last time before it closes. Newsday photo / Thomas A. Ferrara #newsday #LILovesBillyJoel #BillyJoel #PianoMan #music #concert #LongIsland #photo #Photographer #onAssignment #newyorkstateofmind #newyork #LifeByTheSea
by Tom Ferrara via Instagram
#lilovesbillyjoel 20th song goodnight Saigon. A group of veterans joins billy on stage.
by arnphoto101tara.conry via Instagram
Kevin James joins Billy Joel on stage! #nassau #nassaucoliseum #finalshow #billyjoel #LIlovesBillyJoel #kevinjames #kingofqueens
by Jessica Rotkiewicz via Instagram
Goodnight & Goodbye to Nassau Coliseum. Billy Joel you are amazing! #LIlovesBillyJoel #iloveooh #newyorkstateofmind #longislandlegend
by oohlalaboutiquestara.conry via Instagram
THIS IS PAUL SIMON AND BILLY JOEL ON STAGE | this is officially everything #lilovesbillyjoel
by delia via Instagram
Billy Joel is still rockin this old barn! #LIlovesBillyJoel #billyjoel #finalshow #nassaucoliseum #nassau #oldbarn
by Jessica Rotkiewicz via Instagram
#lilovesbillyjoel first song moving out
by arnphoto101 via Instagram
#lilovesbillyjoel third song summer, highland falls
by arnphoto101 via Instagram
#lilovesbillyjoel fifth song no mans land
by arnphoto101 via Instagram
#lilovesbillyjoel big shot's last song was easy money
by arnphoto101 via Instagram
Opening act Mike DelGuidice, best known as the lead singer of 'Big Shot,' a Billy Joel tribute band, performs.
by Jessica Rotkiewicztara.conry via Instagram
@billyjoelbandmembermikedel is the opening act!! I seriously just leaped out of my seat!! #BillyJoel #MikeDelguidace #It'sStillRockNRoll #LongIsland
by Chrissy Hopkinstara.conry via Instagram
Last show at Nassau Coliseum featuring who other than Billy Joel! #billyjoel #nassau #nassaucoliseum #finalshow #LIlovesBillyJoel
by Jessica Rotkiewicztara.conry via Instagram
Juliana Hannett of Great Neck: Billy Joel "always makes you proud to be from Long Island." #LILovesBillyJoel
by Polly via Instagram
Governor Cuomo, of course, is a Billy Joel fan #LILovesBillyJoel #sodoesNYstate
by egeismartara.conry via Instagram
Mike & Kim Torretta have seen Joel a combined 8 times. Kim: "It's history, tonight." #LILovesBillyJoel
by Polly via Instagram
Al and Pat Herrera of East Patchogue won their first ever @billyjoel tickets when he did a show at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton #LILovesBillyJoel
by egeismar via Instagram
Islanders & Joel fans Mike Zaccardi (l) and Brianne, Joanne, Janet, Tom & Samantha Avena. #LILovesBillyJoel
by Polly via Instagram
.@yanksmayor John Broder, of Manhattan but Glen Cove native, says of @billyjoel closing out the Coliseum: "There could be nobody else." #LIlovesBillyJoel
by Nicole Fullertara.conry via Instagram
Harmonica man Steve Fileti playing The Piano Man outside the Coliseum before the show. #lilovesbillyjoel
by Stephen W Parks via Instagram
Rue Prunzion of W. Babylon bought husband Jim tix to the show for his 60th birthday. Fave songs: Piano Man & Rosalinda's Eyes. #LILovesBillyJoel
by pittsburghpolly via Instagram
Billy Joel love via t-shirt #LILovesBillyJoel
by egeismar via Instagram
A bottle of white, a bottle of red, perhaps a bottle of rosé instead. Tailgating with all my fellow Retolders before #BillyJoel shuts down #NassauColiseum! #pianoman #longisland #summer
by nicolemarie_nyc via Instagram
Joel fans Anthony Sacco of W. Babylon & Edna Normandy of N. Massapequa. #LILovesBillyJoel
by pittsburghpolly via Instagram
Brothers Brendan (left) and Ty McLaughlin of Hicksville MUST hear Vienna (B) and Summer Highland Falls (T) at the show. #LILovesBillyJoel
by pittsburghpolly via Instagram
Adam Shaked, 23, of East Meadow is here to tailgate with his fellow Islanders fans. But he's a @billyjoel fan too: "I learned "Downeaster Alexa" in elementary school chorus" #LILovesBillyJoel
by egeismar via Instagram
#lilovesbillyjoel license plate in coliseum parking lot
by arnphoto101 via Instagram
Sol Adan (from left), Barbara Hayes & Doug Aries (who is a Pisces!) hoping to score last-minute tix they heard were available. #LILovesBillyJoel
by pittsburghpolly via Instagram
 
 

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