Lionel Richie – All The Hits
Hello, if it’s Lionel Richie you’re looking for, look no further. The iconic musician, who has sold more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, will perform at Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Arena on Friday, January 25, 2019 and Saturday, January 26, 2019 with special guest Jonathan Roy opening both shows. The two concerts will mark Richie’s first appearance in Hawaii in more than a decade.
Given Richie’s five-decade long record-breaking career, his All The Hits concert promises to be a night filled with one mega-hit after another. Featuring songs from his work as a solo artist and previous group The Commodores, the Alabama native is sure to bring back memories and get the crowd singing along to “Say You, Say Me,” “Hello,” “All Night Long,” “Endless Love,” “We Are The World,’ “Three Times a Lady”, “Easy”, and many more.
Richie is undeniably part of the fabric of pop music. Along with Michael Jackson, he wrote one of the most important songs in pop history, “We Are The World,” for USA for Africa. This song alone has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. He is also one of only two songwriters in history to have No. 1 records for nine consecutive years.
Richie is also a multiple-award winner, including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy Awards, MusicCares Person of the Year (2016), and Kennedy Center Honoree (2017). In March 2018, Richie put his handprints and footprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood. And, he recently received the Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award.
Still going strong, in 2016, he began a Las Vegas residency, Lionel Richie—All the Hits, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. One year later, he kicked off his All The Hits tour, selling out arenas worldwide with a set list of his brightest and best anthems. Most recently, he appeared as a judge on this season’s American Idol and will return next season. Variety referred to his approach on the ABC talent search as a televised autobiography, where the icon shares his incredible wealth of knowledge about music and music business.
Opening for both shows will be singer-songwriter Jonathan Roy. Although he was born into hockey royalty, Roy discovered his passion for songwriting at the age of 16, when he began putting his poetry to music. His major label debut album, Mr. Optimist Blues, was released in 2017 during a hugely successful Top Ten run at radio with the single “Daniella Denmark,” which achieved gold record status within just a few short months. Mr. Optimist Blues debuted at #3 on Canada’s national album sales chart and #1 in Roy’s home province of Quebec. After wrapping up a national tour in 2017, Roy decided to seek new direction and creative inspiration. In 2018, Roy embarked on an epic road trip in his retro 80s RV, which he overhauled himself. The freedom of his nomadic lifestyle and the stunning vistas of southern California and the southwestern United States became his muse. This year will see the release of his stunning sophomoric album, On The Road, in which his authenticity and songwriting prowess shine through.