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Lionel Richie Brings His 'All The Hits Tour' Down Under This September To October

Thursday 8 June 2017

Lionel Richie Brings His 'All The Hits Tour' Down Under This September To October

The multi-platinum-selling artist, multiple Grammy Award® winner and music icon Lionel Richie will be hitting Australian roads this September to October, bringing his discography of albums and singles that are second to none.

The international superstar will first be performing at the Perth Arena, before making his way to New South Wales where he will play shows at The Star Event Centre in Pyrmont and Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. Then, he will blow the roofs off the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Botanic Park in Adelaide and Central Coast Stadium in Gosford. The Brisbane Entertainment Centre will host the final show for the tour.

With over 100 million albums sold across the globe, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy awards and the distinction of MusiCares person of the year in 2016 all under his name, the Tuskegee, Alabama native is a true music icon. His music is part of the fabric of pop music; in fact, Lionel Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honour of having number one records for nine consecutive years.

Some of his mega-hits include “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long (All Night),” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck On You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” and one of most important pop songs in history, “We Are The World,” written with Michael Jackson for USA for Africa. His song catalogue also includes his early work with The Commodores, where he developed a groundbreaking style that defied genre categories, penning smashes such as “Three Times A Lady,” “Still,” and “Easy.”

With his most recent All the Hits, All Night Long Tour, Lionel sold out arenas worldwide with a repertoire of his brightest and best anthems. He has also headlined Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and Glastonbury, drawing the festival’s biggest crowd ever with over 200,000 attendees.

Joining Lionel Richie as special guests on the tour are Chic featuring Nile Rodgers. Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly one-of-a-kind. He amplifies his legacy as a multi-Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. As the co-founder of Chic, Rodgers helped in generating chart-topping pop hits like "Le Freak," and sparked the advent of hip-hop with "Good Times”. He recently joined the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 and received the HOF’s ”Award for Musical Excellence”. His work in the Chic Organisation and his productions for artists like David Bowie and Madonna have sold more than 300 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide whilst his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Disclosure, and Sam Smith cleraly prove that he is a vanguard of contemporary music. Fueling four decades of pop anthems with more than 200 production credits to his name, the scope of Rodgers' peerless influence is undeniable.

Nab your tickets and witness one of the greatest icons of music, performing live this September to October!