Lionel Richie – 2014 Concert Schedule
Lionel Richie is behind some of the best R&B and pop hits from
the past few decades, like "Hello," "Truly," and "All Night Long (All Night)." With over 100 million records sold all over
the world, this incredible musician is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, and his music has captured the
hearts of fans for generations. If you've never had a chance to see Lionel Richie in concert, there's no better time than
now, because he is underway on a new concert tour. Lionel Richie is slated to visit venues and events all over, including
the Essence Festival in New Orleans, Philadelphia's Susquehanna Bank Center, Raleigh's Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, and many
more. You can bet that these tickets are going to go fast, so be sure to head over to StubHub soon to get your tickets to
see this incredible show!
About Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie first started to rise to fame when he was
a singer and saxophonist with the R&B group, the Commodores. The band quickly grew popular due to their funky songs like
"Machine Gun" and "Brick House," with Richie's smooth voice shining on ballads like "Easy" and "Sail On." Lionel Richie's
songwriting talents were soon scoring him offers with other artists, and he later composed a number of hits for other musicians,
including Kenny Rogers' "Lady," which ended up hitting the number 1 position on the US Billboard Hot 100, in addition to charting
well around the world. By 1982, Lionel Richie was poised to become a breakout solo artist. He subsequently released his debut
self-titled album, which launched the massively successful single, "Truly." The single ended up going to the number 1 spot
on the Billboard Hot 100, followed by the singles "My Love" and "You Are," which both reached the top 5. But the success of
Lionel Richie's debut album was just the beginning.
Lionel Richie's second studio album, "Can't Slow Down," proved to
be an even bigger hit, reaching number 1 on the chart and eventually winning a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The album's
singles all managed to reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, with "All Night Long (All Night)," and "Hello" both reaching
the top of the chart. One of the singles, "Stuck on You," even reached number 24 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
1986, Lionel Richie released his third studio album, "Dancing on the Ceiling," which was another smash hit, and it reached
number 1 on the Billboard Hot 200. The album launched popular songs like "Say You, Say Me," "Ballerina Girl," "Love Will Conquer
All," "Deep River Woman," and the title track. After the release of "Dancing on the Ceiling," Lionel Richie went on a hiatus,
be he returned with a number of appearances starting around 2004, including Canadian Idol and CMT Crossroads, in addition
to a number of live performances like the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. In 2012, he thrilled fans all over with
the release of his tenth studio album, "Tuskegee." The popular album included a number of his songs performed with country
music acts from the likes of Darius Rucker, Kenny Rogers, Shania Twain, Willie Nelson, and more. "Tuskegee" ended up going
to the number 1 position on the Billboard 200 chart.
Lionel Richie's Breakthrough Album
honed his songwriting talents during his time with the Commodores, and by the early 80s, he was positioned to become the next
R&B superstar. His self-titled debut album paved the way to an extraordinary career, and his second studio album would
take him to new levels of fame. His second album, "Can't Slow Down," produced the successful singles "Hello," "Stuck on You,"
"All Night Long (All Night)," "Running With the Night," and "Penny Lover," all of which charted within the top 10 of the Billboard
Hot 100, a remarkable feat for any artist. Proving that he still has it after all of these years, Lionel Richie's 2012 album,
"Tuskegee" also made it to the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, with fans loving the country music spin on all of
his classic hits.
Lionel Richie Trivia
For which song did Lionel Richie win an Academy Award?
Richie won an Academy Award for Best Original song for "Say You, Say Me," which was written for the film White Nights. The
song also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
From hits like "Hello" and "All
Night Long (All Night)," you and the audience will get to sing along to all of Lionel Richie's unforgettable songs during
his upcoming concert tour. This prolific singer-songwriter is known to put on dazzling shows during his live performances,
and you don't want to miss your chance to see what fans have been raving about for decades. Since his debut solo album, Lionel
Richie continues to bring his incredible music to fans far and wide, and his live shows never disappoint. When Lionel Richie
comes to a venue near your city, you'll definitely want to check out his must-see show.