Rescheduled from Thu 27 Sept 2012. Original tickets will still be valid.
1830: Doors open
1930: Show starts
2240: Show ends
(Timings may vary slightly on the night.)
Lionel Richie says “I would like to apologise to those of you who have purchased tickets for my shows. I am bitterly disappointed that I have had to postpone these dates, but I know that when I see you all in December, we can party “All Night Long”.
Original tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date. Any ticket holder requiring a refund should contact the point of purchase as soon as possible. All refund requests must be received by October 19th 2012 Any returned tickets will be available to purchase from the venue box offices. We apologise for inconvenience caused.
Lionel Richie at the SECC
With support from Philippa Hanna
Lionel Richie returns to Europe this autumn with his first European tour dates since 2009, and nearly 25 years since his first solo shows took place.
His extensive European tour will take him to Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
Audiences are never disappointed with Richie’s exuberant live shows which deliver a mix material from a 30 plus year career from the memorable early days of the Commodores’, to the sweet serenades of his Eighties piano ballads and more recent up tempo pop material from the Noughties.
Richie’s career has seen him rack up sales of more than 100 million albums, 22 top 10’s, five Grammys, an Oscar for Best Original Score, a Golden Globe and a host of other awards from virtually every major entertainment organisation.
He has shaped popular culture as his music has served as the soundtrack of several generations around the world. His music has remained at the forefront of his fan’s milestone moments – first kiss, first wedding dance, first break up, first child. It’s impossible to separate those memories and his music because they are inextricably intertwined.
The tour announcement coincides with the release of ‘Tuskegee’ his much anticipated album on 12 March 2012.
Richie has re-recorded 14 of his international hits performed as duets such as Endless Love, Easy and Angel. He is joined by renowned artists such as Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers and Willie Nelson as well as his pick of today’s contemporary scene in Little Big Town and Pixie Lott.
The Times: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/music/livereviews/article3582267.ece
"Even in a cruel world Lionel Richie makes it all better"
Evening Standard: http://www.standard.co.uk/arts/music/lionel-richie-o2-arena--review-8230471.html
"He had a 20,000-strong choir that bellowed his biggest hits back to him"
"He sounds just as good today as on my Dad’s old records"
Daily Star: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/playlist/view/279793/Set-List-Lionel-Richie-O2-Arena/
"This Motown legend, now into his fifth musical decade, seems ageless."