Thursday, 23 October 2008

Lionel Richie kicks off 2009 European tour from O2 Dublin

GLOBAL superstar Lionel Richie has announced a string of European tour dates for spring 2009, including his first UK shows since his sold out 2007 “Coming Home” tour.
Coming to the Echo Arena Liverpool on Tuesday, April 7, this is Richie’s first show at the new venue and his first show in Liverpool since he played the Summer Pops in 2001.
The tour will follow the release of Lionel Richie’s ninth studio album ‘Just Go’ which will be released early 2009.
Richie’s success story over nearly 30 years is the stuff of legend and one few artists can match: he's sold over 100 million albums; he's won countless awards including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a staggering five Grammy Awards and the Crystal Award for Humanitarianism; he's written some of the best known and loved songs in pop history and continues to sell-out stadium and arena shows all over the world.
His 2009 tour will give fans a chance to experience first hand his new album and also his incredible back catalogue – from the classics of his solo career such as “Hello”, “Dancing on The Ceiling,” and “Endless Love” to the mega-hits of his Commodore days, like “Easy,” “Brickhouse” and “Three Times a Lady”.

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Lionel Richie Back To Front Songs List

Lionel Richie - All Night Long Lyrics
Lionel Richie - Do It To Me Lyrics
Lionel Richie - Easy Lyrics
Lionel Richie - Endless Love Lyrics
Lionel Richie - Hello Lyrics
Lionel Richie - Love, Oh Love Lyrics
Lionel Richie - My Destiny Lyrics
Lionel Richie - Penny Lover Lyrics
Lionel Richie - Running With the Night Lyrics
Lionel Richie - Sail On Lyrics
Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me Lyrics
Lionel Richie - Still Lyrics
Lionel Richie - Three Times A Lady Lyrics
Lionel Richie - Truly Lyrics

Lionel Richie - All Night Long

Richie Lionel
Back To Front
All Night Long
Well, my friends, the time has come
To raise the roof and have some fun
Throw away the work to be done
Let the music play on
(Play on, play on)
Everbody sing, everybody dance
Lose yourself in wild romance
We're going to party
Karamu, fiesta, forever
Come on and sing along!
We're going to party
Karamu, fiesta, forever
Come onand sing along!
We're going to party
Karamu, fiesta, forever
Come on and sing along!
All night long! (all night)
All night long! (all night)
All night long! (all night)
People dancing all in the street
See the rhythm all in their feet
Life is good wild and sweet
Let the music play on
(Play on, play on)
Feel it in your heart
And feel it in your soul
Let the music take control
We're going to party
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Liming, fiesta, forever
Come on and sing my song!
All night long! (all night)
All night long! (all night)
All night long! (all night)
All night long! (all night)
Yeah, once you get started
You can't sit down
Come join the fun
It's a merry go round
Everyone's dancing
Their troubles away
Come join our party
See how we play!
Oh, yes
We're going to have a party!
All night long! (all night)
All night long! (all night)
All night long! (all night)
All night long!
Everyone you meet
They're jamming in the street
All night long1
Yeah, I said, everyone you meet
They're jamming in the street
All night long!
Yeah, I said, everyone you meet
They're jamming in the street
All night long!
Feel good! Feel good!

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Lionel Richie banned to perform for the Hamptons

Lionel Richie has been prohibited from playing in New York's Hamptons after locals objected about the noise.
Party promoter Scott Feldman intended to charge guests $1,250 each to watch Richie sing in the backyard of his rented home in the Long Island town of Sag Harbor on Friday night, reports the New York Post's gossip column Page Six.
But the newspaper claims requests for a permit were refused after wealthy residents of the town - where legendary piano man also has a home - stepped in.

Lionel Richie History

In 2002, Richie's song "Running with the Night" was attributed on the Rockstar North video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City though the song was deleted from afterward versions of the game. In 2004, he came into view on Canadian Idol as his songs were featured during a Canadian Idol week.

In November 2005, Lionel Richie played with Kenny Rogers on a CMT Crossroads special. The show provided an informative insight into their friendship both in and out of the music world. Richie was also the headliner at a 2000 Fourth of July tribute concert with Fantasia Barrino at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Richie released his eighth studio album entitled " Coming Home" on September 12, 2006. The first single of the album was "I Call It Love" and was premiered in July 2006, becoming his largest remarkable hit in the U.S. in ten years. The album was an unbelievable success for Richie in the United States, peaking at #6. His adopted daughter Nicole Richie stars in the music video for this track.

On December 9, 2006, Richie hosted and played live on the British television show An Audience with Lionel Richie.

On February 11, 2007, Richie presented his 80s hit song "Hello" on the televised Grammy Awards show.

On November 25, 2007, he made a surprise appearance on the Australian Idol grand finale performing "All Night Long (All Night)" at the Sydney Opera House. Richie donated to Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign.

On May 2, 2008, Lionel Richie was the 21st recipient of the George and Ira Gershwin Lifetime Achievement Award at UCLA's annual Spring Sing. In accepting the award, Richie said: "Forget about surviving 30 some odd years in the music business, Lionel Richie survived 27 years of Nicole Richie".

Recently, he has announced that he would like to get The Commodores back together soon, "or in the next 10 years no one will care."

Richie is also a well-known member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Lionel Richie help out breast Cancers

Richie helped to increase over $3.1 million for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. He was the quality performer at the Foundation's Soirée Bouquet, the annual spring gala.

Richie said to the crowd that his grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 80s, but survived and lived until she was 104 years old. He stated that she was his bearing symbol of hope and his reason for becoming a breast cancer activist.

Lionel Richie - Filmography

Scott Joplin (1977) (w/ The Commodores)
Thank God It's Friday (1978) (w/ The Commodores)
Truth or Dare (1991) (documentary)
The Preacher's Wife (1996)
Pariah (1998)
The Simpsons (2007) (one episode: He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs)

Lionel Richie - Studio Album

1982 - Lionel Richie
1983 - Can't Slow Down
1986 - Dancing on the Ceiling
1992 - Back to Front (Compilation album)
1996 - Louder Than Words
1997 - Truly: The Love Songs (Compilation album)
1998 - Time
2000 - Renaissance
2002 - Encore (Live album)
2004 - Just for You
2006 - Coming Home

The World Of Arab Likes Lionel Richie

In recent years, Richie has become a event in various Arab states, and has performed in Morocco, Dubai, Qatar and even Libya.

According to ABC News reports:

Grown Iraqi men get misty-eyed by the mere mention of his name. "I love Lionel Richie," they say. Iraqis who do not be aware of a word of English can sing an entire Lionel Richie song. He has performed in Morocco, Dubai, Qatar and Libya. There is apparently something up there. The more we spoke, the more he hypothesized as to the reasons his music might be so popular here. He thinks it is because of the easy message in his music: Love.
According to Richie, he was told that Iraqi civilians were playing "All Night Long" the night that U.S. tanks invaded Baghdad.

Said Richie, "I'm huge, huge in the Arab world. The answer as to why is, I don't have the slightest idea.

Lionel Richie Tickets On Sale

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Lionel Richie UK Tour Dates

The support act for Lionel Richie's March and April tour dates has been announced as Louise Setara. Still Waters her debut album recently received a 5 star review from our very own Elly Roberts. Global superstar Lionel Richie announced he is to play O2 Arena on Saturday 4th April as part of his Spring 2009 European Tour. The dates of Lionel Richie are as under:-

Fri, 13 Mar 09 (20:00)
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MEN Arena Manchester, United Kingdom

Mon, 16 Mar 09 (20:00)
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Odyssey Arena Belfast, United Kingdom

Fri, 20 Mar 09 (20:00)
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MEN Arena Manchester, United Kingdom

Sat, 28 Mar 09 (20:00)
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Metro Radio Arena Newcastle, United Kingdom

Sat, 4 Apr 09 (18:30)
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O2 Arena London, Greenwich Pennisula, United Kingdom

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Lionel Richie Biography

Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr was born on June 20, 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Lionel Richie is an American R&B singer, songwriter, composer, and occasional actor who got his start as the front man for the Commodores, a nationally popular Motown band during the 70’s. They had several hits such as Easy, Three Times a Lady, and probably the Commodores’ most famous hit, Brick House.

Richie left the band in ‘81 for a solo career. He launched his self-titled debut in 1982. The album hit No. 3 on the charts and sold over 4 million copies. His follow up album, Can’t Slow Down, sold over twice as many copies and won the Grammy for Album of the Year in ‘84. His third album, ‘86’s Dancing on the Ceiling generated such hits as Say You, Say Me, Dancing on the Ceiling, and Se La, but would be the end of his commercial success.

His 90’s albums such as Back to Front, Louder Than Words, and Time all are unsucceeded to achieve the previous decade’s commercial achievement. Some of his latest work, such as the album Renaissance, has returned to his older style, hoping to achieve more sensation.