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Lionel Richie Brings All the Hits Tour to New Zealand this October

Friday 23 June 2017

Lionel Richie Brings All the Hits Tour to New Zealand this October

Grammy Award winner and R&B legend Lionel Richie will be serenading Kiwi fans in his All the Hits Tour heading to Christchurch and Auckland this October.

"Lionel Richie is one of music’s greatest icons with the greatest line up of hits, his live shows are renowned and critically acclaimed. I look forward to bringing Lionel to New Zealand for this two-city tour with the legendary band CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers." - Paul Dainty, President and CEO of TEG-Dainty

Multi-platinum-selling superstar, Lionel Richie, has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none. His music is part of the fabric of pop music; in fact, he is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honour of having number 1 records for nine consecutive years. With over 100 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy awards and the distinction of MusiCares 'Person Of the Year' in 2016, Lionel Richie is undeniably phenomenal.

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

The Alabama native singer is known for his mega-hits such as 'Endless Love', 'Lady', 'Truly', 'All Night Long (All Night)', 'Penny Lover', 'Stuck On You', 'Hello', 'Say You, Say Me', 'Dancing on the Ceiling'. Lionel also made history when he co-wrote with none other than the 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson himself producing one of the most historic anthems, 'We Are The World'. 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'.

Joining Lionel onstage is the American funk group Chic featuring Nile Rodgers who recently joined 2017's Rock & Roll 2017 Hall of Fame Class and received the 'Award for Musical Excellence'. 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 pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping pop hits like 'Le Freak', and sparked the advent of hip-hop with 'Good Times'.

His work in the Chic Organisation and his productions for artists like David Bowie and Madonna have sold over 300 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide, while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Disclosure and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music.

Don't miss your chance to witness Lionel Richie's captivating performance this October.