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Superstar Lionel Richie to play Shrewsbury Town concert this summer

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | Shrewsbury entertainment | Published:

Fans will be dancing All Night Long when international superstar Lionel Richie plays Shrewsbury in June.

Lionel Richie

Richie will take to the stage of Montgomery Meadow Waters, home to Shrewsbury Town Football Club, on June 13.

The date is part of a summer tour in which he will be visiting iconic venues across the country. Tickets go on sale on February 2 from 10am.

Performing hits from his extensive repertoire spanning decades, all the way from the Commodores to the present day, his shows are world renowned for their party atmosphere.

Fans will be able to enjoy timeless mega-hits and sing along to classics such as Dancing on the Ceiling, Say You Say Me, Hello and Three Time A Lady.

Lionel Richie

The star said: “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.”

These will be Richie's first UK shows since receiving glittering reviews for the All The Hits tour which included three nights at London’s O2.

The dates followed a show at Glastonbury 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 greatest hits album The Definitive Collection topped the charts and provided his first UK Number 1 in 23 years.

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Richie 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.

Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)

In 2016 Richie launched his on-going Las Vegas headline residency show, ‘Lionel Richie—All the Hits’, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Having sold over 100 million albums worldwide he recently joined the judging panel on ABC’s American Idol.

Shrewsbury Town CEO Brian Caldwell is looking forward to seeing Lionel live at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.

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He said: “After the success of previous concerts at the stadium with Elton John and of course last year with Rod Stewart, we look forward to another successful show with Lionel Richie.

"Lionel is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time and I am sure he will be a popular with the people of Shropshire who are in for a magical night listening to all the hits. It is good to be working with Marshall Arts again who we worked with previously on the successful Elton John concert.

"Events like this help to put not only Shrewsbury Town on the map but also Shrewsbury and prove to be a major boost for the local economy.”

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman
@shroptod

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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