Lionel Richie Announces Las Vegas Residency

Lionel Richie stopped by the “Today” show this morning to announce he’s signed on for his own Las Vegas residency. The 20-date party at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino begins in April, with tickets going on sale this week.

During the “Today” appearance the multi-platinum-selling artist treated viewers to a performance of “Easy” from his days in the Commodores. As the name of the residency implies, “Lionel Richie – All The Hits” will be filled with other favorite Lionel Richie tunes. According to a press blast, the setlist will be made up Richie’s “brightest and best anthems, including ‘All Night Long,’ ‘Hello,’ ‘Stuck on You,’ ‘Say You, Say Me’ and ‘Dancing on the Ceiling.’

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Essence Music Festival, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.

Here’s the schedule:

April: 27, 30
May: 1, 4, 7-8, 11, 14-15, 18
September: 21, 24, 25, 28
October: 1-2, 5, 8-9, 12

“I’m so excited to begin my residency at Planet Hollywood,” Lionel said. “I can’t wait to share ‘All the Hits, All Night Long’ with all of my fans – it’s a high energy show that is a perfect match for such a vibrant city!”

Presales began today for fan club members and American Express cardholders. VIP packages are also available. The general onsale starts Friday, Sept. 18. Visit for more information.