The Piano Man will say farewell to the arena in August (15) before a major renovation gets underway.

The Long Island native last performed there in 1998 and sold out a string of nine shows at the arena.

The Coliseum will close following the gig and reopen at the end of next year (16) as a sports and entertainment arena.

It's not the first time Joel has helped close down a fabled New York landmark - he played the last two concerts at Shea Stadium in July, 2008.