International superstar Lionel Richie will tour the UK in 2018, with a show at Hove’s The 1st Central County Ground, home of Sussex Cricket, on Sat 23 June. The date is part of a summer tour which will be visiting iconic venues across the country. Tickets go on sale on Fri 2 Feb from 10:00 AM.
Performing hits from his extensive and much-loved repertoire spanning decades, all the way from the Commodores to the present day, Richie’s shows are world renowned for their party atmosphere. Fans will be able to enjoy timeless mega-hits and sing along to classics such as Lady, Truly, Dancing on the Ceiling, Say You Say Me, Hello and All Night Long. “I’ve been missing the UK and can’t wait to make my long-awaited return,” said Ritchie. “And to see parts of the country I’ve never made it out to before. The fans are always incredible, and they make the atmosphere at every show electric, so I look forward to singing along with them soon.”
These will be his first UK shows since receiving glittering reviews for the All The Hits tour, which included three nights at London’s O2. The dates followed a phenomenal Glastonbury performance which drew the biggest crowd of the weekend as over 200,000 people flocked to the Pyramid Stage. Lionel’s incredible success continued as his album The Definitive Collection topped the charts and provided his first UK Number 1 in 23 years.
Lionel went on to receive British GQ’s Icon Award adding to a celebrated career which includes the four GRAMMYs, a Golden Globe and even an Oscar as well as the prestigious Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award. In 2016 Lionel launched his on-going Las Vegas headline residency show, Lionel Richie—All the Hits, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, where he takes his fans on a spectacular musical journey, performing a variety of his seminal hits. Having sold over 100 million albums worldwide, he recently joined the judging panel on ABC’s American Idol.
Looking ahead to Lionel’s visit, Sussex Cricket’s Chief Executive, Rob Andrew said: “We can’t wait to host Lionel and his fans for what will unquestionably be one of the highlights of the summer. The fact that a global superstar like Lionel has chosen us for his first ever visit to Sussex demonstrates how highly regarded The 1st Central County Ground is as a concert venue.”
Lionel Richie comes to Hove’s The 1st Central County Ground on Sat 23 June 2018. Tickets are on sale on Fri 2 Feb.