Say Hello To Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie
John Davisson
– Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie brings the good vibes to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds May 3.

If it’s hits you’re looking for, North America is the right place in 2019. Lionel Richie fans are getting spoiled this summer, as the hitmaker is taking on a two-month headline tour of North America to complement the release of a new live album.

The tour kicks off May 28 at Sugar Land, Texas’ Smart Financial Centre and continues until a stop at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul Sept. 30. The routing includes multiple nights at Mark G. Etess Arena in Atlantic City;

Tickets go on sale at a variety of times, with some dates already on sale. A number of presale dates are yet to be determined. The full routing with onsale info is pasted below.

The live album, Live from Las Vegas, was recorded during his residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. It includes renditions of hits like “Easy,” “All Night Long,” “Three Times A Lady,” “Hello,” and “We Are The World.”

Purchasing a ticket for the tour includes a CD copy of the new album.

Lionel Richie reported $10.6 million grossed and 379,707 tickets sold last year, good enough to get him to No. 111 on the Top 200 North American Tours chart. Most of that data came from his shows at Zappos, leading to an average ticket count per show of 3,108. Those shows were reported in market engagements of three and four shows in a week that all eclipsed $1 million grossed.

He was an international force last year, with full tours of the U.K. and Australia/New Zealand, but most of those dates weren’t reported to Pollstar. His night at Spark Arena in Auckland brought in $569,012 (NZ$ 786,635) off 6,612 tickets. The bottom end of his ticket price for that show was $139.

That year was a great bounceback from 2017, when he had to reschedule his “All The Hits” tour with Mariah Carey due to knee surgery.