Anyone clamoring for Lionel Richie to mount another tour has also likely been doing so with one thing in mind: hearing the 64-year-old R&B singer’s greatest hits. And, presumably, singing along at the top of their lungs to them.
As if reading our minds from his velvet armchair, Richie has dubbed his latest tour “All the Hits All Night Long,” a reference to both the mans’s singularly seductive persona and the fact that he’s cranked out a slew of Top 40 adult-contemporary mood-setters, including “All Night Long (All Night).”
“I’m so lucky to have the collection of songs that I can play for my fans, it becomes a giant sing-along most nights,” Richie said in a press release. “People always ask me ‘what are you going to sing tonight Lionel?’ and I always laugh and reply, ‘What are YOU going to sing tonight?'”
Richie’s “All the Hits” tour will play Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 11 with an opening set by “The Voice” judge and neo-soul singer CeeLo Green, who’s no slouch when it comes to making crazy-catchy, radio-dominating pop songs. The Lionel Richie tour kicks off on May 29 in Vancouver and ends in Bethel, N.Y., on Aug. 2.
As a solo artist and member of ’70s R&B act the Commodores, Richie is the voice behind songs such as “Easy,” “Three Times a Lady” and “Still” (with the Commodores), “Truly,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Stuck on You,” “Dancing on the Ceiling” and many more.
Tickets for the June 11 Red Rocks show are $49.50-$125 and on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 21 by calling 800-745-3000 or visiting Ticketmaster.