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.

Elton John adds second Amsterdam and Munich date due to overwhelming demand

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Due to overwhelming demand, Elton John today announces a second date at Amsterdam Ziggo Dome on Saturday 8th June 2019 and a second date at Munich Olympiahalle on 5th July 2019 as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. Tickets go on general sale this Friday, 2nd March at 10.00am. The second Amsterdam and Munich dates have 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 2nd, 2019, the first European Farewell Yellow Brick Road concerts will hit Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, 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.

Sarah Darling releases new single ahead of UK tour

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Ahead of her 12 date UK & Ireland tour, Nashville’s Sarah Darling releases the single ‘Wasted’. Produced by Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood, Rascall Flatts) and written by Sarah with country hit songwriters Josh Osborne (Kacey Musgraves, Sam Hunt et al) & Marc Beeson (Blake Shelton, LeAnn Rimes) ‘Wasted’ is a beautiful, poignant reflection of the devastating effects of addiction.

The song was previewed to an entranced audience at Sarah’s sold out Christmas 2017 concert at St Pancras Old Church, where she explained it was possibly the most personal song she had ever written; “’Wasted’ is a track that is particularly personal to me as it deals with the emotional distress addiction causes for everyone. It’s not just the person abusing but also the people around.”

Originally written when Sarah first moved to Nashville from Iowa, the song has remained unreleased until now, as Sarah explains “I always felt like it was special but didn’t know what to do with it. Maybe because the subject is so heavy I stopped playing it, but somehow those special tunes always find their way.”

The track also marks an important step in Sarah’s career, it is the first to be released from a late-2017 recording session with producer Mark Bright (whose credits include multi-platinum albums by Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood). “I think the new tunes I’ve recorded take you to a deeper part who I am. My road hasn’t always been an easy one and the new music takes you on that journey of honesty and finding strength. I have a lot to sing about when chasing dreams are like climbing mountains.”

This spring Sarah is due to return to the studio with Mark to complete the new album slated for a 2018 release. This record will follow 2017’s acclaimed ‘Dream Country’, Sarah’s third studio album but the first to receive a full UK release. Named album of the year by ‘Your Life In A Song’ ‘Dream Country’ introduced Sarah, who was recently awarded the [country music blog] ‘Belles and Gals Award 2017’, to a receptive and welcoming UK audience.

Stateside Sarah has toured with stadium fillers Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Vince Gill and Tim McGraw, and performed at the Grand Ole Opry more than 80 times. In the UK, as well as her own headline concerts, Sarah has toured with her signature ‘Night in Nashville’ shows, opened for the chart-topping Ward Thomas and performed at the C2C: Country to Country festival both in 2016 and 2017.

Sarah will embark on her biggest UK tour to date on March 5th at the Union Chapel, London.

On this 12 show tour, the BCMA Awards ‘International Touring Artist of the Year’ nominee will be performing songs from her three previous studio albums and previewing songs from the forthcoming album.

Looking forward to the tour Sarah says “I am so excited to return to the UK for a release party of sorts! My newest single is scheduled to release on March 2nd, and I cannot wait to celebrate with my UK fans.”

For one of the brightest new stars in the country music scene, the sky really is the limit.

Tickets for Sarah Darling's UK tour are on sale now. Click here for full details and to purchase.

Lionel Richie to put hand and footprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre

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Oscar® & Multi-GRAMMY® award winning entertainment legend Lionel Richie to put hand and foot prints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® forecourt

On March 7, superstar singer-songwriter Lionel Richie will put his handprints and footprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® in Hollywood and thus receive the oldest award in Hollywood.

Lionel has sold more than 100 million albums and is the recipient of countless awards, including four Grammy Awards®, an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award. In December, he was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors and is currently a judge for the beloved music competition series “American Idol.”

“Oh my God this is absolutely incredible,” says Richie.

“This is my Hollywood dream come true.  Of all the Hollywood awards, this is the one I can share with the public forever."

The TCL Chinese Theatre handprints ceremony is rich in tradition and provides the over six million people a year who visit the site an opportunity to experience the lore of Hollywood up close, for here lay the handprints and footprints of Hollywood’s most notable talents.

Movie exhibitor Sid Grauman, who was one of Hollywood’s best known and most creative showmen, opened The TCL Chinese in 1927 and launched the handprint ceremony a year later, as a promotion to advertise his many premieres and first run films.

Recent celebrants have included Jessica Chastain, Robert De Niro, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, directors Ridley Scott, Kenneth Branagh and Quentin Tarantino and two-time Oscar® winners Jennifer Lawrence and Jane Fonda, MGM’s “Leo the Lion,” The “Twilight” stars, Robert Duvall, Kim Novak, the late Peter O’Toole, Helen Mirren, Sandra Bullock, Jerry Lewis, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

Among the first handprints and footprints were those of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks.

Within a few years of its debut, the famous forecourt on Hollywood Boulevard was flourishing and has since become an international tourist destination attracting six million visitors a year to the world’s most famous movie palace. 

Lionel Richie brings All The Hits back to the UK this Summer. Full details and tickets here.