Friday, April 22, 2011

SMG / Nassau Coliseum Announce an All-Star Schedule for the 2011-12 Season!

SMG, the facility managers of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, have announced a “hall-of-fame-type” lineup for the 2011-12 concert season. Coming off major successes in February & March with performances by Rascal Flatts and two nights of Lil' Wayne, Tina Suca, General Manager of Nassau Coliseum, releases a spectacular line-up of stars from rock to hip hop to pop to R & B.

The month of April will see Lady Gaga hit the stage on the 23rd with songs from her new album, and May will see two major crowd pleasers with Bon Jovi on the 6th and Usher on the 8th. June will deliver the provocative Katy Perry on the 17th, T.V.'s highly acclaimed & Emmy Award-winning Glee for two shows on the 19th, and closing out the month of June will showcase the soulful sounds of Sade with John Legend on the 21st.

Rihanna will break open July with her LOUD Tour on the 19th featuring special guests J. Cole & Cee Lo Green, followed the very next day by rock-n-roll icons Motley Crue & Poison with N.Y. Dolls on the 20th. Later that week, the parking lots will feature a full day of alternative music outdoors with more than 80 bands at the annual VANS Warped Tour on the 23rd and the month will finish on a high note with, the now all grown-up boy bands New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys on the 31st.

The highlight of the season will surely be on August 2nd, when Britney Spears returns to Long Island to take the stage for what is sure to be a memorable night. With new events being added regularly, our guests can also look forward to seeing American Idols Live on August 23rd, Josh Groban on November 4th and tickets are already on sale for the April 7th, 2012 performance of Michael Jackson “The Immortal World Tour” presented by Cirque du Soleil.

“This concert season promises to be one of the very best we have presented in many years. We are delighted that we can bring all of these stars and this rich diversity of music to our fans so we have something for all Long Islanders to enjoy,” commented Ms. Suca.

For ticket information call 1-800-745-3000 or go online to: or

Listing of Shows:
Lady Gaga “Monster Ball Tour”; April 23, 2011
Bon Jovi; May 6, 2011
Usher with AKON; May 8, 2011
Katy Perry; June 17, 2011
Glee Live! In Concert!; June 18, 2011
Sade – Live in Concert with John Legend; June 21, 2011
Rihanna: Loud Tour with J. Cole & Cee Lo Green; July 19, 2011
Motley Crue with Poison & NY Dolls; July 20, 2011
VANS Warped Tour; July 23, 2011
N.K.O.T.B.S.B.; July 31, 2011
Britney Spears; Aug. 2, 2011
American Idols Live; Aug. 23, 2011
Josh Groban; Nov. 4, 2011
Michael Jackson-The Immortal World Tour presented by Cirque Du Soleil; Apr. 7, 2012