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Lionel Richie set for Manchester date

Date Posted: 23/09/14

Lionel Richie set for Manchester date

The legendary Lionel Richie is set to embark on a UK tour in 2015, with Manchester's Phones 4 U arena just one of the stops on his calendar on February 28th. 

With millions of records sold worldwide, countless number ones and incredibly iconic singles, Richie is one of the most successful artists in music history. 

The singer-songwriter was last in the country promoting his album Tuskegee in 2012, performing to sell-out audiences. However, when he visits in February next year, Richie will be belting out his most well-known tracks in the All the Hits, All Night Long tour. 

It’s a show that has already proved wildly successful in the US, with Richie playing hits such as Hello, Dancing on the Ceiling and, of course, All Night Long. He’ll also be bringing some of the most memorable tracks he performed with The Commodores, including Three Times a Lady, Brick House and Fancy Dancer. 

The five-time Grammy winner is no stranger to the big show, so it’s sure to be one hell of a night in the company of the Alabama native. 

Speaking on the news of his latest tour, Richie expressed his excitement at returning to the UK: "The audiences are always so great and I always have an incredible time when I’m in the UK. The show feels like a great big sing-along most nights so I’m looking forward to singing along with the people of the UK again!”

Richie first found fame performing with his aforementioned group The Commodores, the four-piece funk and R&B group signed to Motown records. 

After being a massive hit on the disco scene, the group also became known for their heartfelt ballads, which would later become a signature of Richie’s own solo career.

His self-titled debut album as a lone artist boasted the US number-one single Truly and sold over four million copies. The critical acclaim would come later with his follow-up album, Can’t Slow Down, winning two Grammy awards. 

Since he began on his own, Richie has released ten solo albums as well as a compilation album. 

Lionel Richie to perform his greatest hits at Phones 4 U arena.

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