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Blue Oyster Cult Will Save the Islanders

On August 1, Nassau County residents will vote on whether to approve a referendum that would allow the county to borrow $400 million to build a new arena for the Islanders (as well as a minor-league ballpark). And make no mistake, they're also voting on the future of the team. (From an e-mail sent by the Isles to fans, answering questions about the vote: "At the same time, voters will decide the fate of the Islanders who face the potential of having to leave Nassau County in 2015 when their lease expires should a new sports arena not be built.") And so the Islanders announced today that on July 27, five days before the big vote, there will be a free concert in support of the new arena. The location? The plaza outside the current Coliseum's box office. The band? Blue Oyster Cult. Fingers crossed this involves Garth Snow rocking out on the cowbell, Will Ferrell–style. [Islanders Official Website]

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