Lionel Richie kicks off Summer 2018 tour with sold out show at Northampton’s Franklin’s Gardens

 Photo courtesy of Andrew Timms

Photo courtesy of Andrew Timms

Friday night, Lionel Richie kicked off his long awaited UK summer tour with a sold out show at Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton. Lionel was joined by very special guest Anastacia as he led an impressive performance to his fans.
 
Delighting fans and performing hits from his extensive and much loved repertoire spanning decades, crowds sung along to hits such as ‘Easy’, ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Hello’ and ‘All Night Long’.
 
Last night’s show follows the news that the global superstar was awarded the ‘Special International Award’ at the Ivor Novello’s in London which is the only award of the night awarded to a non-British recipient. Earlier this year, Lionel had his hand and footprints immortalised in cement at the famed TCL Chinese Theatre Imax and this receiving the oldest reward in Hollywood.

The tour continues tonight at McDiarmid Park, Perth. Full tour details here.

Information guides released ahead of Lionel Richie UK Summer shows

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Concert-goers with tickets to see Lionel Richie performing outdoors this summer are encouraged to explore our information guides, filled with useful tips and details to ensure you have the best possible experience on the day of the concert.

The guides also include maps of the local vicinity to each venue enabling you to plan your routes to and from the stadiums and details on where to park if travelling by car.

A seating plan is included to help you locate your seat, and information includes what you can and cannot bring into each venue.


Friday 1 June 2018 - Franklin's Gardens, Northampton


Sunday 3 June 2018 - McDiarmid Park, Perth


Sunday 10 June 2018 - Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln


Wednesday 13 June 2018 - Montgomery Waters Meadow, Shrewsbury


Saturday 16 June 2018 - Leigh Sports Village, Leigh


Sunday 17 June 2018 - Brunton Park, Carlisle


Thursday 21 June 2018 - Proact Stadium, Chesterfield


Saturday 23 June 2018 - The 1st Central County Ground, Hove


Sunday 24 June 2018 - Holkham Hall, Wells-Next-The-Sea


Full details and tickets for Lionel Richie's All The Hits UK Summer Tour can be found here.

Paul McCartney to headline Austin City Limits Music Festival 2018

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Alongside Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott and Odesza, Paul McCartney has been announced as a headliner for 17th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival.  The history-making bill includes first time ACL Fest performances and only North American festival appearances by Paul McCartney.  ACL Fest 2018 will deliver more than 125 bands across eight stages at Zilker Park, October 5-7 and October 12-14.

This year’s incredible lineup will showcase some of music’s most captivating artists including Shawn Mendes (Weekend Two), Camila Cabello (Weekend One), Deftones (Weekend One), BØRNS, Manchester Orchestra, Lily Allen (Weekend Two), The Breeders, Houndmouth, Sharon Van Etten (Weekend One), Marian Hill (Weekend Two), Elle King, Bishop Briggs, Bahamas, Mt. Joy, Cuco, Durand Jones & The Indications, and much more.  Buzzworthy artists including BROCKHAMPTON, REZZ, GRETA VAN FLEET (Weekend One), San Holo, Gryffin, and Sofi Tukker (Weekend One) will electrify audiences, while Prince’s legendary backing band, The Revolution, bring the groove. 

Austin City Limits Music Festival has been honored to call Zilker Park home for the past 17 years.  In a continued commitment to enrich our community, a portion of proceeds from ACL Festival go directly towards improving Austin’s parks. Since 2006, ACL Festival, in partnership with the Austin Parks Foundation, has donated more than $30 million towards improvements to Zilker Park and parks across the city.   

3-Day General Admission Tickets for both weekends are on sale now. 3-Day VIP and Platinum Tickets and Hotel Packages are also available. VIP ticketholders will enjoy a brand new shaded viewing deck with exceptional sightlines of the main stage, as well as the new VIP-Platinum bar located at Rock Island, the perfect place to grab a complimentary cold beer or glass of wine while roaming the festival grounds. A full list of VIP and Platinum amenities can be viewed here.  Music fans ages 10 and under will be admitted free of charge accompanied by a ticketed adult. 1-Day General Admission Tickets, 1-Day VIP Tickets and 1-Day Platinum Tickets will be available later in the year. 

Anastacia and Shane Filan announced as special guests on Lionel Richie UK All The Hits tour

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Anastacia and Shane Filan will join Lionel Richie on his exclusive UK summer tour in June - a major outdoor tour visiting Northampton, Perth, Lincoln, Shrewsbury, Leigh, Carlisle, Chesterfield, Hove and North Norfolk. 

Special guest Anastacia will join the ‘All The Hits’ tour in Northampton, Perth, Lincoln, Shrewsbury and Chesterfield - making it the perfect opportunity to see her present her electric pop music live. 

Anastacia burst onto the global music scene with her debut ‘Not That Kind’ and has since gone onto massive world renowned success achieving over 20 million worldwide sales, making her one of the fastest and biggest selling artists of the new millennium. With over a dozen Top 40 entries to her name, spurred on by multi-platinum, global hits ‘I’m Outta Love’ and ‘Left Outside Alone’ and major hits ‘Sick and Tired.’ Anastacia has achieved number one hits in 19 countries, a shower of gold and platinum awards, more than 100 million YouTube views, three BRIT Award nominations and more. 

For 14 years, Shane Filan was a prominent member of hugely successful boy band Westlife, an act that managed to amass no fewer than 14 UK number one hits, 11 top 5 albums and over 50 million records sold worldwide before their dissolution in 2012 that saw them perform in front of 80.000 fans. Having now cemented himself as one of the UK’s most popular male solo artists.

Shane will be joining Lionel Richie on his ‘All The Hits’ tour as a special guest performing in Leigh, Carlisle, Hove and Holkham. 

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’s incredible success continued as his album ‘The Definitive Collection’ topped the charts and provided his first UK Number 1 in 23 years.

The Lionel Richie ‘All The Hits’ tour will run from Friday 1st June 2018 until Sunday 24th June.

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 * 
Saturday 9 June - London, Hampton Court Palace Festival * EXTRA DATE ADDED
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 ~            
                    
^ with very special guest Anastacia
~ with very special guest Shane Filan
* There will be no special guest at Hampton Court or Scarborough

Little Mix announce special guests Rak-Su and Germein for Summer Hits Tour 2018

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The world's biggest girl band Little Mix have announced that 2017 X Factor Winners RAK-SU and Australian sister trio Germein will be joining them on their huge of UK summer shows throughout July as part of the group's 'The Summer Hits Tour 2018'. 
 
Kicking off in Hove on 6th July, the run of 15 live shows ends in Inverness on 29th July. The shows will see Little Mix perform their greatest hits, including 'Touch', ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, ‘Black Magic’,  'Wings', ‘Move’ and 'Power'.
 
Brit and Global award winners Little Mix released The Platinum Edition of their smash hit album 'Glory Days' late last year. The original version of the album spent five weeks at the top of the UK Albums Chart surpassing any other album released by a female group this millennium and becoming the longest reigning girl group No.1 album since Spice Girls’ debut 20 years ago.
  
Rak-Su are a four-piece group from Watford who triumphed in The X Factor, in December 2017. They were not only the first male band to win the competition, but also the first ever X Factor act to have had three of their singles top the UK iTunes chart while being on the show, including original tracks Mona Lisa and I’m Feeling You. 
 
Dimelo, the group’s winners duet with Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy, debuted at No.2 and has now been certified silver, spending three weeks in the Top 10 of the Official UK chart. The day after being crowned the winner also saw Rak-Su achieve an incredible five songs in the iTunes Top 6 at one point, including Dimelo at No.1.

Australian sisters Germein have the kind of close musical partnership that can only be shared by siblings, and are kicking off 2018 with a brand-new sound.  Whether jamming together at their home in the Adelaide Hills, playing alongside Arcade Fire and Catfish & the Bottlemen at the Isle of Wight festival, or opening UK stadium shows for Little Mix, it’s their mutual connection to music that has seen sisters Georgia, Ella and Clara make their mark. 

Tickets for Little Mix’s Summer Hits tour are on sale now at ticketmaster.co.uk

Full details for The Summer Hits tour here.

Elton John adds four dates to Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour

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Elton John today announced four new shows.
 
A second date at Vienna Stadthalle on May 1st 2019, the first Italian dates of his epic Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at Verona Arena on 29th and 30th May 2019 and a further Austrian date, this time in Graz at Messe Graz Open Air on July 3rd 2019.
 
Tickets go on general sale this Friday, 9th March at 10.00am for Vienna and Graz.

Tickets go on general sale this Saturday, 10th March at 10.00am for the two Verona shows.
 
The second Vienna date has been added after the initial dates - announced as part of Elton’s epic final tour announcement at Gotham Hall, New York in January- sold out immediately.
Starting in Vienna on May 21st, 2019, the first European Farewell Yellow Brick Road concerts will hit Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Italy Republic of Ireland and Switzerland.

“I want to thank my extraordinary fans for their overwhelming support throughout my career and especially their interest in being there to celebrate my final Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour,” said Elton John. “I am so excited for the start of the tour and can’t wait to see everybody on the road.”
 
Kicking off in the U.S. on September 8th, 2018, the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, hitting North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia before reaching its conclusion in 2021. These dates mark the superstar’s last-ever tour and the end of half a century on the road for one of pop culture’s most enduring performers. Elton’s new stage production will take his fans on a musical and highly visual journey spanning a 50-year career of hits like no one has ever seen before.
 
Full details about the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour here.

Lionel Richie add third and final concert at Hampton Court Palace Festival 2018

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Lionel Richie will headline a third and final concert at Hampton Court Palace Festival 2018.

Tickets for the concert on Saturday 9 June will go on sale at 10am on 9 March and can be purchased from hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com. General admission tickets for Lionel’s concerts on 5 and 6 June are already sold out, with VIP tickets still available to purchase.

International superstar Lionel Richie will be making his debut on the Hampton Court Palace Festival stage, performing on Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6 and now Saturday 9 June.

He will be 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 such as Dancing on the Ceiling, Say You, Say Me, Hello and All Night Long.