Richie’s end­less love

Lionel richie set for a ca­reer-span­ning con­cert in Gent­ing in april.

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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 032718-1118 or visit www.star­planet. com.my.

Com­ing back!: 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.

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