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Las Vegas (Aug. 10, 2016) – Due to extraordinary demand, multi-platinum-selling artist, four-time Grammy® Award winner and music icon, Lionel Richie, has announced three additional performance dates in December 2016 for “Lionel Richie - All the Hits” at The AXIS in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The show is jointly promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment and presented by SiriusXM.
Since the show’s premiere, “Lionel Richie – All The Hits” has received rave reviews and accolades, including Vegas Seven’s “Best New Resident” in their Best of Las Vegas 2016 issue and the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award, recognizing outstanding talent across the industry.
Tickets and VIP packages for the following newly added dates are on sale to the public on Wednesday, August 10 at 8 a.m. PT:
December 2016: 27, 29, 30
Tickets and VIP packages for the following previously-announced performances are also on sale now:
September 2016: 21, 24, 25, 28
October 2016: 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12
In an unforgettable evening featuring his brightest and best anthems which have defined the music icon’s unparalleled career, Lionel takes fans on a spectacular musical journey, performing a variety of his seminal hits, including “All Night Long,” “Hello,” “Stuck on You,” “Say You, Say Me,” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.” The spectacular, state-of-the-art production, designed exclusively for The AXIS, gives audiences an intimate, only in Las Vegas concert experience.
General ticket prices begin at $59, plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com/lionel or in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office. Prices for VIP packages vary depending upon the show date. All shows are scheduled at 8 p.m.
Lionel has sold more than 100 million albums and is the recipient of countless awards, including four Grammy Awards®, an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award. This February, he was honored as the 2016 MusiCares® Person of the Year prior to the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Lionel has also been recognized with some of the world’s most significant honors, including honorary doctorates from Boston College and Tuskegee University, a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the United Negro College Fund (making him the first recipient to graduate from a UNCF school),and remains an active member of one of the most prestigious fraternities in history, Alpha Phi Alpha. In addition, he won ASCAP’s “Publisher of the Year” and “Lifetime Achievement Award,” as well as 16 American Music Awards, five People’s Choice Awards, A World Music Lifetime Achievement Award, TV Land Icon Award, Germany’s Echo Award for Lifetime Achievement, Hong Kong’s Rojo Award, Goldene Kamera Award, Italy’s San Remo Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Governors Award, and more. He received the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award presented at Harvard University. He’s been inducted to both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and knighted in France receiving the Legionnaire Award. Always giving back, his charity work extends from Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center to UNICEF and The Art of Elysium.
Songwriters Hall of Fame honored Lionel Richie as the 2016 recipient of the esteemed Johnny Mercer Award at the 47th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner in June. The Johnny Mercer Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, is exclusively reserved for a songwriter or songwriting team who has already been inducted in a prior year, and whose body of work is of such high quality and impact, that it upholds the gold standard set by the legendary Johnny Mercer. Lionel Richie was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994.
As a member of the Commodores, Lionel developed a groundbreaking style that defied genre categories, penning smashes such as “Three Times A Lady,” “Still,” and “Easy.” After writing “Lady” for Kenny Rogers, and “Endless Love” (which garnered an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe nomination), Motown asked him to do a solo album. The self-titled debut would cement him as a star in his own right and earn him his very first Grammy for the hit “Truly.” The diamond-certified “Album of the Year” winner Can’t Slow Down followed in 1983, giving the world classics such as “All Night Long,” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck On You,” and “Hello.” The next year he performed at the historic 1984 Olympics Closing Ceremony. 1985 saw him join forces with Michael Jackson to write one of most important pop songs in history, “We Are The World,” for USA for Africa and the album We Are The World. That same year “Say You, Say Me” would achieve an Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award for “Best Original Song.” Lionel upped the ante yet again with 1986’s seminal Dancing On The Ceiling, which remains one of his most infectious and incendiary offerings to this day. A decade later in 1996, he began a run of powerful, personal albums that commenced with the Gold-certified Louder Than Words and followed by 1998’s Time and 2000’s Renaissance. Lionel has collaborated with everybody from Lenny Kravitz to Ne-Yo, The-Dream and Akon, as well as some of country music’s biggest names for his 2012 album, Tuskegee. His cultural impact continues to resound as loudly as ever with guest mentor spots twice on NBC’s The Voice, first at the request of Christina Aguilera and most recently for Pharrell. He also did a medley of hits on the finale of 2013’s China Idol, drawing an audience of over 453 million people.
For more information on the show and tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com/lionel.
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PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the centerpiece of the famed Las Vegas Strip, with 2,500 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites showcasing some of the best views in town, along with endless options of unparalleled shopping, distinguished dining, popular entertainment and a bustling nightlife. A bright, bold addition to the resort’s portfolio, the new Ultra Hip Rooms feature contemporary elegance and luxury bedding. Planet Hollywood encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, ten restaurants including Gordon Ramsay BurGR, KOI, Strip House, the award-winning Spice Market Buffet and LA’s Pink’s Hot Dogs, an intimate wedding chapel and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. Home to the first pop music residency in Las Vegas, The AXIS showcases resident headliners Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Lionel Richie. The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more than 170 specialty stores and restaurants. For more information, please visit planethollywoodresort.com. Find Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.
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