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Lionel Richie returns to Mohegan Sun

25 March 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) -- International superstar Lionel Richie takes fans on a spectacular musical journey with his new album, Live from Las Vegas, and the Hello Tour. The album is set for release on 23 August, and Lionel brings the Hello tour to Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, 20 July at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $205.50, $105.50, $85.50 and $65.50 and go on sale Friday, 29 March at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log in online or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, 30 March at 10 a.m., subject to availability.

Lionel Richie has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none. His music is part of the fabric of pop music; in fact, Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honor of having No. 1 records for nine consecutive years. He has more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy Awards and the distinction of “MusicCares Person of the Year” in 2016, and was a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2017. In March 2018, Richie put his handprints and footprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, one of the oldest awards in Hollywood. He recently received the Ivor Novello PRS for “Music Special International Award.” The Tuskegee, Alabama native is a true music icon.

Lionel Richie is known for his mega-hits such as “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long,” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck on You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” and co-wrote one of the most important Pop songs in history, “We Are the World,” for USA for Africa. His song catalog also includes his early work with The Commodores, where he developed a groundbreaking style that defied genre categories, penning smashes such as “Three Times a Lady,” “Still,” and “Easy.”

Richie was a judge on ABC’s American Idol this past season and has returned to the ‘Judge’s’ chair for the 2019 season. He launched his Las Vegas headlining residency show, Lionel Richie - All the Hits, at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in April 2016. In an unforgettable evening featuring his brightest and best anthems which have defined the music icon’s unparalleled career, Richie took his fans on a spectacular musical journey, performing a variety of his seminal hits. The highly successful residency wrapped in October 2018 after a three-year run.

With his most recent All the Hits, All Night Long Tour, Richie sold out arenas worldwide with a set list of his brightest and best anthems. In recent years, he also headlined festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and Glastonbury, drawing the festival’s biggest crowd ever with more than 200,000 attendees.

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