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Lionel Richie: All Night Long Tour

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Jun 24, 2017 – 9:00 PM

Detroit, MI 48211 Map

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104.3 WOMC is excited to announce the return of multi-platinum, five-time Grammy winner and international music icon Lionel Richie to The Colosseum on Saturday June 24, 2017 at 9 pm on his North American All the Hits All Night Long Tour!

Lionel Richie’s impressive discography of award-winning albums and hit singles is second to none and is part of the fabric of American pop music. He is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honour of having #1 records for nine consecutive years!

One of the most successful singer-songwriters of the 80s’s, Richie earned a string of 13 Top 10 hits and nine #1 singles in the span of only six years. His legendary career boasts 100 million albums sold worldwide, five Grammy awards, 16-time American Music Awards, Golden Globe award, five times People’s Choice Award and the list goes on. His repertoire includes fan favourites: “Endless Love,” “Truly,” “All Night Long,” “Hello,” “Say You (Say Me)” and “Dancing on the Ceiling” just to name a few. Also hear his many hits with Motown legends The Commodores including “Three Times a Lady” and “Brick House”.

Don’t miss out on seeing Lionel Richie live! Tickets start at $65 Canadian and go on sale Friday, April 28 at 12PM.

Click the pre-sale opportunity below and enter code: RICHIE to gain access to the exclusive social media presale.
Lionel Richie: Richie grew up on the campus of Tuskegee Institute, where he formed a succession of R&B groups in the mid-60s. In 1968, he became the lead singer and saxophonist with the Commodores. They signed to Atlantic Records in 1968 for a one-record contract, before moving to Motown Records, being schooled as support act to the Jackson Five. The Commodores became established as America's most popular soul group of the 70s, and Richie was responsible for writing and singing many of their biggest hits, specializing in romantic, easy-listening ballads such as "Easy", "Three Times A Lady" and "Still". His mellifluous vocal tones established him as the most prominent member of the group, and by the late 70s he had begun to accept songwriting commissions from other artists. He composed Kenny Rogers' 1980 number 1 "Lady", and produced his Share Your Love the following year. Also in 1981, Richie duetted with Diana Ross on the theme song for the movie Endless Love. Issued as a single, the track topped the UK and US charts, and became one of Motown's biggest hits to date.

The success of "Endless Love" encouraged Richie to branch out into a fully-fledged solo career in 1982. His debut, Lionel Richie, produced another chart-topping single, "Truly", which continued the style of his ballads with the Commodores. In 1983, he released Can't Slow Down, which catapulted him into the first rank of international superstars, eventually selling more than 15 million copies worldwide. The set also won two Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year. It spawned the number 1 hit "All Night Long", a gently rhythmic dance number that was promoted by a startling video, produced by Michael Nesmith. Several more Top 10 hits followed, the most successful of which was "Hello", a sentimental love song that showed how far Richie had moved from his R&B roots. Now described by one critic as "the black Barry Manilow", Richie wrote and performed a suitably anodyne theme song, "Say You, Say Me", for the movie White Nights - winning an Oscar for his pains. He also collaborated with Michael Jackson on the charity single "We Are The World" by USA For Africa. In 1986, he released Dancing On The Ceiling, another phenomenally popular album that produced a run of US and UK hits. The title track, which revived the sedate dance feel of "All Night Long", was accompanied by another striking video, a feature that has played an increasingly important role in Richie's solo career.

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