LIONEL RICHIE ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR “LIONEL RICHIE – ALL THE HITS” AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO
August 15, 2017
Tickets and VIP Packages for 14 Performances
Go On Sale Saturday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. PT
Las Vegas (Aug. 15, 2017) – Returning to the Las Vegas Strip by popular demand, multi-platinum-selling artist, four-time Grammy® Award winner and music icon, Lionel Richie has announced 14 additional performances for his wildly successful exclusive headlining residency for “Lionel Richie – All the Hits” at The AXIS in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
In an unforgettable evening featuring his brightest and best anthems which have defined the music icon’s unparalleled career, Lionel takes fans on a spectacular musical journey, performing a variety of his seminal hits, including “All Night Long,” “Hello,” “Easy (Like Sunday Morning),” “Say You, Say Me,” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.” The spectacular, state-of-the-art production,designed exclusively for The AXIS, gives audiences an intimate, only in Las Vegas concert experience.
Since the show’s premiere in 2016, “Lionel Richie – All The Hits” has received rave reviews and accolades, including Vegas Seven’s “Best New Resident” in their Best of Las Vegas 2016 issue. The show is jointly promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment and presented by SiriusXM.
Tickets will go on sale to the public Saturday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. PT. A special presale for Fan Club members begins Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. PT through Friday, Aug. 18 at 10 p.m. PT. Citi® cardmembers can also purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. PT through Friday, Aug. 18 at 10 p.m. PT. An exclusive presale for Ticketmaster, Live Nation and Total Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment’s loyalty program, will be available from Thursday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. PT through Friday, Aug. 18 at 10 p.m. PT. The additional 14 performances going on sale are:
December 2017: 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16
March 2018: 7, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20
General ticket prices begin at $59, plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com/lionel or in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office. Prices for VIP packages vary depending upon the show date. All shows are scheduled at 8 p.m.
Lionel has sold more than 100 million albums and is the recipient of countless awards, including four Grammy Awards®, an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award. Lionel will be one of five Honorees who will receive the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors at the 40th annual national celebration in December. Earlier this year, Lionel was honored with a doctorate from Berklee School of Music. In February 2016, he was honored as the 2016 MusiCares® Person of the Year prior to the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Lionel has also been recognized with some of the world’s most significant honors, including honorary doctorates from Boston College and Tuskegee University, a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the United Negro College Fund (making him the first recipient to graduate from a UNCF school),and remains an active member of one of the most prestigious fraternities in history, Alpha Phi Alpha. In addition, he won ASCAP’s “Publisher of the Year” and “Lifetime Achievement Award,” as well as 16 American Music Awards, five People’s Choice Awards, A World Music Lifetime Achievement Award, TV Land Icon Award, Germany’s Echo Award for Lifetime Achievement, Hong Kong’s Rojo Award, Goldene Kamera Award, Italy’s San Remo Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Governors Award, and more. He received the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award presented at Harvard University. He’s been inducted to both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and knighted in France receiving the Legionnaire Award. Always giving back, his charity work extends from Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center to UNICEF and The Art of Elysium.
In 2016, Lionel received the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award, recognizing outstanding talent across the industry. Songwriters Hall of Fame honored Lionel as the recipient of the esteemed Johnny Mercer Award at the 47th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner in June. The Johnny Mercer Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, is exclusively reserved for a songwriter or songwriting team who has already been inducted in a prior year, and whose body of work is of such high quality and impact, that it upholds the gold standard set by the legendary Johnny Mercer. Lionel Richie was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994.
With his most recent All the Hits, All Night Long Tour, Lionel sold out arenas worldwide with a setlist 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.
As a member of the Commodores, Lionel developed a groundbreaking style that defied genre categories, penning smashes such as “Three Times A Lady,” “Still,” and “Easy.” After writing “Lady” for Kenny Rogers, and “Endless Love” (which garnered anAcademy Award® and a Golden Globe nomination), Motown asked him to do a solo album. The self-titled debut would cement him as a star in his own right and earn him his very first Grammy for the hit “Truly.” The diamond-certified “Album of the Year” winner Can’t Slow Down followed in 1983, giving the world classics such as “All Night Long,” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck On You,” and “Hello.” The next year he performed at the historic 1984 Olympics Closing Ceremony. 1985 saw him join forces with Michael Jackson to write one of most important pop songs in history, “We Are The World,” for USA for Africa and the album We Are The World. That same year “Say You, Say Me” would achieve an Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award for “Best Original Song.” Lionel upped the ante yet again with 1986’s seminal Dancing On The Ceiling, which remains one of his most infectious and incendiary offerings to this day. A decade later in 1996, he began a run of powerful, personal albums that commenced with the Gold-certified Louder Than Words and followed by 1998’s Time and 2000’s Renaissance. Lionel has collaborated with everybody from Lenny Kravitz to Ne-Yo, The-Dream and Akon, as well as some of country music’s biggest names for his 2012 album, Tuskegee. His cultural impact continues to resound as loudly as ever with guest mentor spots twice on NBC’s The Voice, first at the request of Christina Aguilera and most recently for Pharrell. He also did a medley of hits on the finale of 2013’s China Idol, drawing an audience of over 453 million people.
LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie, Backstreet Boys and Pitbull at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino; Bruno Mars and Ricky Martin at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo; and Il Divo and Rascal Flatts at The Venetian Las Vegas. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas Village, Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms, House of Blues, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on Facebook, Instagram and follow us on Twitter.
PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the centerpiece of the famed Las Vegas Strip, with 2,500 beautifully redesigned guest rooms and suites showcasing some of the best views in town, along with endless options of unparalleled shopping, distinguished dining, popular entertainment and a bustling nightlife. A bright, bold addition to the resort’s portfolio, the new Ultra Hip Rooms feature contemporary elegance and luxury bedding. Known as the place to play for its roster of A-list celebrity guests, Planet Hollywood’s 231 newly restyled suites feature stunning views of the glittering skyline and daring décor elements such as suspended sofas, lounge-style living spaces and oversized modern artwork. The resort encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, ten restaurants including Gordon Ramsay Burger, KOI, Strip House, the award-winning Spice Market Buffet and LA’s Pink’s Hot Dogs, an intimate wedding chapel and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. Home to the first pop music residency in Las Vegas, The AXIS showcases resident headliners Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie and Backstreet Boys. The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more than 170 specialty stores and restaurants. For more information, please visit planethollywoodresort.com. Find Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Facebook and follow on Twitterand Instagram.