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Lionel Richie announces MAJOR UK tour in June: Dates and information

The legendary singer aims to touch the parts of the nation he’s never touched before with his smooth soul and pop.

Richie will return to the UK in 2018, exploring parts of the UK he’s never visited before in a series of outdoor concerts at famous gardens and palaces across the land.

The dates are part of a summer tour which will be visiting iconic venues across the country in areas such as Northampton, Perth, London, Lincoln, Shrewsbury, Leigh, Carlisle, Scarborough, Chesterfield, Hove and North Norfolk.

Get ready to dance on the ceiling and possibly all night long but make sure you have your fingers ready when tickets are released at the end of this week.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 2nd at 10AM.

Performing hits from his extensive and much loved repertoire spanning decades, all the way from the Commodores to the present day, Richie’s shows are world renowned for their party atmosphere.

Fans will be able to enjoy timeless mega-hits and sing along to classics such as ‘Lady’, ‘Truly, ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Hello’ and ‘All Night Long’.

Lionel says of his return: “I’ve been missing the UK and can’t wait to make my long awaited return and to see parts of the country I’ve never made it out to before.

“The fans are always incredible and they make the atmosphere at every show electric, so I look forward to singing along with them soon.”

These will be Lionel’s first UK shows since receiving glittering reviews for the ‘All The Hits’ tour which included three nights at London’s The O2.

The dates followed a phenomenal Glastonbury performance which drew the biggest crowd of the weekend as over 200,000 people flocked to the Pyramid Stage.

Lionel doesn’t use sell out venues, he’s still topping the charts after his album The Definitive Collection shot to Number One, his first in the UK for 23 years.

Lionel went on to receive British GQ’s Icon Award adding to a celebrated career which includes four GRAMMYs, a Golden Globe and even an Oscar as well as the prestigious Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award.

In 2016 Lionel launched his on-going Las Vegas headline residency show, ‘Lionel Richie—All the Hits’, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, where he takes his fans on a spectacular musical journey, performing a variety of his seminal hits.

Having sold over 100 million albums worldwide he recently joined the judging panel on ABC’s American Idol.

UK TOUR DATES:

Friday 1 June                    Northampton, Franklin’s Gardens

Sunday 3 June                  Perth, McDiarmid Park

Tuesday 5 June                 London, Hampton Court Palace Festival

Wednesday 6 June            London, Hampton Court Palace Festival

Sunday 10 June                Lincoln, Lincolnshire Showground

Wednesday 13 June          Shrewsbury, Montgomery Waters Meadow

Saturday 16 June              Leigh, Leigh Sports Village

Sunday 17 June                Carlisle, Brunton Park

Tuesday 19 June               Scarborough, Open Air Theatre

Thursday 21 June              Chesterfield, Proact Stadium

Saturday 23 June              Hove, The 1st Central County Ground

Sunday 24 June                Holkham nr Wells-next-the-Sea , Holkham Hall

Tickets and booking: www.hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com (Hampton Court Festival dates only)

Official VIP ticket experiences:  eventtravel.com or call 08444 721 222

All other UK tickets: www.lionelrichie.com

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