Music

Published: Tuesday February 25, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday February 25, 2014 MYT 7:15:12 AM

Lionel Richie's endless love

Evergreen pop star Lionel Richie returns to Malaysia after four years with an upcoming show at the Arena of Stars in Genting on April 13.

Evergreen pop star Lionel Richie returns to Malaysia after four years with an upcoming show at the Arena of Stars in Genting on April 13.

Lionel Richie set for a career-spanning concert in Genting Highlands in April.

HE already made Malaysians dance on the ceiling with concerts in Kuala Lumpur in 2006 and 2010. Legendary American pop star Lionel Richie promises to make it three times the fun with a concert return at the Arena of Stars in Genting, Pahang on April 13. The 64-year-old, who is a five time Grammy winner, is a big favourite among local fans. His upcoming All The Hits All Night Long Live in Malaysia 2014 show promises to be a bumper one with a career-spanning setlist at the 5,000-capacity venue.

With 100 million records sold in his 45-year-old career, Richie isn’t short of fans in these parts. The music superstar is known for his solo career hits and as a member of the Commodores. Collectively he has written and recorded chart-topping hits including Hello, Say You Say Me, Stuck On You, Easy, All Night Long and Endless Love.

Starting out in small town Tuskegee, Alabama, Richie rose through the ranks and became one of the most influential names in pop music. Originally a Motown label staple, Richie was singer, songwriter and frontman of the legendary band The Commodores, with funk hits including Brick House, Too Hot To Trot and Machine Gun.

Let’s not forget the man’s tender touch. Richie also wrote classic ballads while in The Commodores, including Easy, Sail On and Three Times A Lady.

An Oscar and Golden Globe winner, Richie went solo in 1982 and dominated the decade with hits like Truly, You Are, Say You Say Me, Ballerina Girl, Running With The Night and Dancing On The Ceiling. His last album, Tuskegee (2012), featured duets with country superstars like Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton and Shania Twain.

To underline his contemporary credentials, Richie’s Tuskegee went to No. 1 on the Billboard chart, and sold more than one million copies.

Organised by Star Planet, tickets for Lionel Richie’s All The Hits All Night Long Live in Malaysia 2014 at the Arena of Stars on April 13 range between RM220 and RM800.

Tickets go on sale on tomorrow (11am). The first 1,000 tickets sold will be entitled to an exclusive 20% discount. For more info, call Star Planet at 03-9223 3667/Ticket Charge 03-9222 8811/Genting 03-2718 1118 or visit www.starplanet.com.my.

Tags / Keywords: Entertainment, Lionel Richie, Genting Highlands, concert, 2014

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