Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Legend Lionel Plays Summer Stadium Show

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Legend Lionel Plays Summer Stadium Show

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LIONEL Richie has announced a new UK tour - and will be stopping off in the region this summer.

The Hello hitmaker will perform an open-air concert at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday, June 16.

Performing hits from his extensive repertoire - from the Commodores to the present day - fans can look forward to huge hits including All Night Long, Dancing on the Ceiling and Lady.

It will be among his first UK dates since his All the Hits tour, which called at Manchester Arena for two dates in 2016.

Lionel says of his return: "I've been missing the UK and can't wait to make my long awaited return and to see parts of the country I've never made it out to before.

"The fans are always incredible and they make the atmosphere at every show electric, so I look forward to singing along with them soon."

Leigh Sports Village chief executive Simon Toon said he was delighted to welcome another huge star following the Elton John show at the stadium in 2014. …

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