Lionel Richie – All The Hits Tour
Multi-platinum-selling artist, multiple Grammy Award® winner and music icon, Lionel Richie toured Australia in March and April 2018 on the All The Hits Tour. The special guests on the tour were CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers.
International superstar, 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, Lionel Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honour of having #1 records for nine consecutive years. With over 100 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy awards and the distinction of MusiCares person of the year in 2016, the Tuskegee, Alabama native is a true music icon.
Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multi-Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. As the co-founder of CHIC, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping pop hits like “Le Freak,” sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times,” and won CHIC eleven Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominations.
The tour highlight was the 10,000-strong stadium show at Gosford. The News Ltd review by Matt Taylor said: “Under clear skies and a comfortable 20C, four-time Grammy Award winner Richie then took to the stage with great verve, rolling out his biggest hits including Easy, Running with the Night and Truly.
“The 68-year-old, showing the energy of a much younger man, picked up the pace after singing Hello and Say You, Say Me, for which he was also playing the grand piano.”