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Lionel Richie announces new live album, Hello tour kicking off in May


ABC/Craig SjodinIf watching Lionel Richie every week on American Idol is making you longing to see him dance on the ceiling in real life, you’re in luck.

The legendary singer will kick off a trek called the Hello tour May 28 in Sugar Land, TX. The hit-packed show will wrap up August 30 in St. Paul, MN. All tickets purchased online for the tour will include a CD copy of a new album called Live from Las Vegas. Set for release August 23, the album was recorded at Zappos Theater at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino during Lionel’s Vegas residency show.

The album comes in either standard or deluxe editions. The deluxe edition adds a medley of Commodores hits: “Fancy Dancer,” “Sweet Love,” and “Lady (You Bring Me Up).” There’s also a Target edition, which includes three songs not found on the standard edition: “Penny Lover,” “Running with the Night,” and “Just to Be Close.”

“I am so excited to bring my Live from Las Vegas album to life and to share it with my fans. Also, I’m really looking forward to going on tour and performing for everyone this summer – it’s going to be one big party,” says Lionel in a statement.

Tickets for most of the tour dates go on sale this Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. local time via Citi cardmembers can purchase pre-sale tickets starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. local time. Some shows have different on-sale dates and times; check online for full details.

Here’s the track listing of the Live from Las Vegas album:

Standard Edition
“Easy” – “My Love”
“You Are”
“Stuck on You”
“Dancing on the Ceiling”
“Three Times a Lady”
“Sail On”
“Brick House”
“Say You, Say Me”
“We Are the World”
“All Night Long”

Deluxe Edition
Includes all 12 tracks from the standard edition, plus:
(Commodores Medley)
“Fancy Dancer”
“Sweet Love”
“Lady (You Bring Me Up)”

Target Edition
Includes all 12 tracks from the standard edition, plus:
“Running with the Night”
“Penny Lover”
“Just to Be Close”

And here are the tour dates:

5/28 — Sugar Land, TX, Smart Financial Centre
5/30 — Chattanooga, TN, Riverbend Festival
6/1 —  Jacksonville F, Daily’s Place Amphitheatre
6/11 — Highland Park, IL, Ravinia Festival
6/12 — Highland Park, IL, Ravinia Festival
6/14 — Springfield, IL, The Bank of Springfield Center
6/27 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Budweiser Stage
6/29 — Youngstown, OH, Covelli Centre
6/30 — Clarkston, MI, DTE Amphitheatre
7/2 — Milwaukee, WI, Summerfest
7/10 — Portsmouth, VA, Union Bank & Trust Pavilion
7/12 — Atlantic City, NJ, Mark G. Etess Arena
7/13 — Atlantic City, NJ, Mark G. Etess Arena
7/15 — Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts
7/17 — New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
7/18 — New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
7/20 — Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
7/23 — Canandaigua, NY, Constellation Brands, Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
7/25 — Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum
7/27 — Hollywood, FL, Seminole Hard Rock Live Event Center
7/28 — Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
7/31 — Atlanta, GA, Chastain Park Amphitheatre
8/5 — Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
8/6 — Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
8/9 — Las Vegas, NV, Encore Theater, Wynn
8/10 — Las Vegas, NV, Encore Theater, Wynn
8/14 — Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/17 — Stateline, NV, Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor ArenA
8/20 — Redmond, WA, Marymoor Park
8/21 — Portland, OR, Theatre of the Clouds at Rose Garden Arena
8/24 — Stanford, CA, Stanford University, Frost Amphitheater
8/30 — St. Paul, MN, Minnesota State Fair

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