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
(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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