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|Mon 26 Nov ’07||
Where: CBS Canterbury Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington, Christchurch City
It's been twenty long years, but the wait is finally over! The Frontier Touring Company and Roundhouse Entertainment are thrilled to confirm that the incomparable Lionel Richie has confirmed he will tour Australia and New Zealand this November/December.
Last on tour here in 1987, 2007 will see Lionel Richie perform arena concerts across both countries and a series of A Day On The Green winery concerts in Australia.
Lionel today said he is excited about his return to Australia and New Zealand.
"I'm really looking forward to this tour. I can't believe it was 20 years since I last toured there! I hope my fans are ready to dance, because if I have my way they're not going to sit down once the show starts." Lionel said.
With close to 100 million albums sold, a phenomenal 22 Top 10 hits, five Grammy Awards, an Oscar and a Golden Globe, there are few artists in the world who can rival the success of Lionel Richie.
Indisputably much of Lionel's ongoing career success can be accredited to his considerable talents as a live performer. Recent UK and USA tour reviews highlight just why Lionel continues to sell out tour after tour.
The Manchester Evening News gave the first of three 14,000 capacity sold out Manchester concerts 5 out of 5 stars.
The New York Times wrote "[he wasted] no time in demonstrating both an undiminished voice and a willingness to revisit old hits."
The Bolton News (Manchester) declared "the man gave his all to an audience who were on their feet all the way through. It was a truly professional show, with humour, superb lighting and great musicianship. The only downside of the show was the fact that it had to end."
The Oakland Tribune wrote "The pop/R&B vocalist is a true old-school entertainer, one of the best left in the business."
During his two hour plus concert Lionel draws from his enormous back catalogue of chart-toppers such as �All Night Long', �Truly', �Hello', �Dancing On The Ceiling', �Endless Love', �Say You, Say Me', and the Commodores hits such as �Still', �Three Times A Lady', �Sail On', �Easy', �Brick House' plus newer hits such as his US RnB #1 hit �I Call It Love' from current album �Coming Home' (Universal Music).
Joining Lionel on his upcoming tour is Australia's favourite diva and celebrated singer, Marcia Hines. Like Lionel, Marcia has been a true survivor of the music industry. With seven top 10 hits between 1975-1981, Marcia's most recent Gold album �Discotheque' (Liberation Music) charted into the Top 10 on the Australian ARIA charts.
A Lionel Richie concert leaves few people in their seats as Lionel's infectious enjoyment in his performance has fans up and dancing from the opening numbers...chances are if you buy a ticket to one of his upcoming concerts you'll be dancin' on the ceiling - all night long!