Lionel Richie announced 2016 UK dates – is it him you’re looking for?

Lionel Richie announced 2016 UK dates – is it him you’re looking for?

Richie’s UK tour will take in Manchester Arena and the O2 in London

We’re not saying he’s cashing in on Adele’s ‘Hello’ smash hit (tell me you don’t immediately sing ‘is it me you’re looking for’ after her internet-melting opening line). We’re also not saying he’s not cashing in on it. All we know is that Lionel Richie’s returning to the UK for a big old tour.

Richie played a triumphant set to about 120,000 Glastonbury-goers this year (that was the biggest crowd of the weekend, guys) which led to his album The Definitive Collection rocketing to the top of the charts for the first time in 23 years, and GQ magazine awarding him an Icon Award. Not bad for this year’s festival ‘novelty act’.

Richie promises to bring the party atmosphere in shows that will celebrate ‘All the Hits’. Since his career spans decades (he’s been going since 1968, when he started singing and playing sax with The Commodores), that’s a lot of hits to choose from. Which means you should probably gear up for the likes of ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’, ‘All Night Long’ and, but of course, ‘Hello’.

Richie’s tour kicks off in June next year, taking a break from a Planet Hollywood Las Vegas residency, and, once he’s treated Manchester and London to some of his signature smooth soul pop, he’s heading back out there. How the other half live.

Lionel Richie’s 2016 tour dates
28 Jun 2016 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
2-3 Jul 2015 – O2 Arena, London

Tickets for Lionel Ritchie go on sale Fri 27 Nov at 9am.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Lionel Richie

The slick soul funk maestro started in the Commodores doing funky hits such as 'Machine Gun', then went solo in the 80s and made it mega-big. He's kept the soul flame burning, written some of the most memorable songs of the last 40 years and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2017. A living legend.

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Sun 19 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01993 810530

With Cassa Jackson.

Bristol City Centre

Wed 15 Jun

Prices to be confirmed

Cardiff Castle

Thu 2 Jun

£75.60 / 029 2087 8100

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