Lionel Richie announces his return to the UK this Summer


Lionel Richie's love affair with the UK continues as he announces his return to the UK for the long awaited 2018 Summer tour.

Tickets on sale go on sale Friday 2nd February from 10:00 AM

“…a sincere affirmation of his real standing in pop culture as a hit-maker of the highest order.” 
Daily Telegraph

“…his adaptability produces a show that swings between raucous R&B and chocolate-box ballads, all of it fantastic."

“….may just have proven himself the greatest rock star on the planet.”
The Independent

International superstar Lionel Richie will return to the UK in 2018, exploring parts of the UK he’s never visited before. The date is 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. Tickets go on sale on February 2nd from 10:00 AM. 

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 ‘Easy’, ‘Truly, ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Hello’ and ‘All Night Long’.

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.
— Lionel Richie

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.

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.


Friday 1 June - Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton
Sunday 3 June - McDiarmid Park, Perth
Tuesday 5 June - Hampton Court Palace Festival, London
Wednesday 6 June - Hampton Court Palace Festival, London
Sunday 10 June - Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln
Wednesday 13 June - Montgomery Waters Meadow, Shrewsbury
Saturday 16 June - Leigh Sports Village, Leigh
Sunday 17 June  - Brunton Park, Carlisle
Tuesday 19 June  - Open Air Theatre, Scarborough
Thursday 21 June - Proact Stadium, Chesterfield
Saturday 23 June - The 1st Central County Ground, Hove
Sunday 24 June - Holkham Hall, Holkham nr Wells-next-the-Sea

Tickets are available to purchase from: (Hampton Court Festival dates only)

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