1255 Hempstead Tpke.
Uniondale, NY 11553
Description: American Idol has been the No. 1 entertainment program among Total Viewers for the past nine consecutive seasons. To date, Idol alums have produced 356 No. 1 Billboard hits and garnered nearly 250 million iTunes downloads. Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips' first single, "Home," which was released May 23, has been certified platinum. Last year, Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery released his debut album "Clear As Day," which dominated the Billboard Country Albums chart and has gone platinum, selling more than one million copies. McCreery is the youngest male artist to ever enter the U.S. albums charts at the No. 1 spot. American Idol is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group and Fremantle Media North America, Inc. American Idol Live is a summer concert tour in the United States and Canada that features the Top 10 finalists of the twelfth season of American Idol, as well as the winner of the season's sing-off.
Venue Description: Designed and built by Welton Becket and Associates as an Army/Air Force base was transformed in 1972 into the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Located on Long Island, this arena is home to the New York Islanders (NHL) and hosts a number of entertainment events from classic rock to current pop to children?s shows. Musical icons like Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones graced the Coliseum stage in the 1980s, and it continues to attract pop and rock sensations nearly three decades later. Special events include auto shows, ice skating tours, basketball extravaganzas, and world famous circus acts. This arena seats more than 18,000 ticketholders and is equipped with 17 ticket windows, up to 27 concession locations, 32 luxury suites, a spacious pub and a French bistro.
The stadium is wheelchair-accessible and offers assistance to customers with visual, hearing, or mobility impairments if need be. Tickets for Coliseum-hosted events can be purchased through Ticketmaster (800-745-3000) or the Nassau Coliseum box office (516-794-9300). The office is open Monday-Friday from 9:30am-4:45pm and during events until intermission. Children younger than 2 normally do not need a ticket, but must sit on an adults lap. Some family shows do require children younger than 2 to have a ticket. Special offers apply for group, school, and scout groups; group sales questions can be directed to [email protected]
Nassau Coliseum is located at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale. For more information, call 516-794-9300 or visit nassaucoliseum.com.
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