Richie says Hello with a UK tour

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POP leg­end Lionel Richie has an­nounced a sum­mer tour of the UK.

The U.S. star is hit­ting the road in June for a string of gigs.

The singer and song­writer, 68, plans to per­form hits from his ex­ten­sive back cat­a­logue, up to the present day.

Lionel ( said: “I’ve been miss­ing the UK and can’t wait to make my long awaited re­turn and to see parts of the coun­try I’ve never made it out to be­fore.

“The fans are al­ways in­cred­i­ble and they make the at­mos­phere at every show elec­tric, so I look for­ward to singing along with them soon.”

The tour starts with a show in Northamp­ton on June 1, and other stops in­clude Perth, Hove, Lin­coln, Shrews­bury, Leigh, Carlisle, Scar­bor­ough, Ch­ester­field and Lon­don, where Richie will play at Hampton Court Palace Fes­ti­val.

Tick­ets go on sale on Fe­bru­ary 2.

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