Ahead of returning to the UK for his long awaited summer tour and date at Leigh Sports Village on June 16, Lionel Richie has created a Spotify playlist to celebrate some of his favourite British music. The tracklisting ranges from legendary artists such as David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and Billy Idol to BRITs Critics Choice winner Jorja Smith, Grime superstar Stormzy and the most streamed woman of 2017, Dua Lipa.

Lionel will be visiting iconic venues across the country including Leigh Sports Village. These will be his first UK shows since receiving glittering reviews for the ‘All The Hits’ tour which included three nights at London’s The O2.

Lionel said:The UK has always created incredible music and continues to produce groundbreaking new talent. I’ll be listening  as I get ready to come back to the UK and visit venues in parts of the country I’ve never explored before.”

The dates followed a phenomenal Glastonbury performance which drew the biggest crowd of the weekend as over 200,000 people flocked to the Pyramid Stage. Lionel’s incredible success continued as his album ‘The Definitive Collection’ topped the charts and provided his first UK Number 1 in 23 years.

Lionel went on to receive British GQ’s Icon Award adding to a celebrated career which includes four GRAMMYs, a Golden Globe and even an Oscar as well as the prestigious Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award. In 2016 Lionel launched his ongoing Las Vegas headline residency show, ‘Lionel Richie—All the Hits’, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, where he takes his fans on a spectacular musical journey, performing a variety of his seminal hits. Having sold over 100 million albums worldwide he recently joined the judging panel on ABC’s American Idol.

Lionel recently received the oldest award in Hollywood as his hand and footprints were immortalised in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX®. He received the honour, rarely given to non-acting musicians, in a ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and introduction from Samuel L. Jackson.


Lionel’s UK Tour Playlist:

Some Girls                                                              The Rolling Stones

Tears Dry On Their Own                                      Amy Winehouse

Hang On To Your Love                                          Sade

Victoria                                                                      The Kinks

Too Good At Goodbyes                                           Sam Smith

God Knows I’m Good                                              David Bowie

I’ve Got A Feeling                                                     The Beatles

Proud of Me (feat. Little Simz)                              Mahalia, Little Simz

Don’t Delete The Kisses                                           Wolf Alice

Loud Places                                                                 Jamie XX

Stuck In The Middle With You                               Stealers Wheel

Blinded By Your Grace Pt.2 (feat. MNEK)           Stormzy, MNEK

Shape Of You                                                              Ed Sheeran

I Am                                                                              Jorja Smith

Hello                                                                             Adele

(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano                     Sampha

I Put A Spell On You                                                 Annie Lennox

Strong                                                                          London Grammar

New Rules                                                                   Dua Lipa

Shark In The Water                                                   V V Brown

Bitter Sweet Symphony                                            The Verve

(Feels Like) Heaven                                                   Fiction Factory

Feels                                                                              Calvin Harris

Daniel                                                                            Bat For Lashes

Love My Way                                                               The Psychedelic Furs

Eyes Without A Face                                                  Billy Idol


Saturday 16 June          Leigh, Leigh Sports Village

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