Saturday 15 December 2018

Lionel Richie announces 2018 summer tour of the UK

Lionel will play his best-loved hits at the shows in June.

Lionel Richie will tour the UK this summer (PA)
Lionel Richie will tour the UK this summer (PA)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Reporter

Lionel Richie has announced a summer tour of the UK.

The US singer-songwriter is hitting the road in June for a string of gigs, starting with a show at Franklin’s Gardens in Northampton on June 1.

Other tour stops include Perth, Hove, Lincoln, Shrewsbury, Leigh, Carlisle, Scarborough, Chesterfield and London, where Richie will play at Hampton Court Palace Festival.

The Hello singer, 68, plans to perform hits from across his extensive back catalogue, up to the present day.

“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,” said the star.

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

Tickets for Richie’s concerts go on sale on February 2.

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