American Idol Filming in Oahu This January with Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Ryan Seacrest


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Hello, if it’s Lionel Richie you’re looking for, don’t worry — he’s coming back for more. The iconic musician, who has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, will perform at Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Arena on Friday, January 25, 2019 and Saturday, January 26, 2019. The two concerts will mark Richie’s first appearance in Hawaii in more than a decade.

Ryan Seascrest announced that television juggernaut American Idol will be filming showcase rounds this January at Disney Aulani Resort and Spa in Ko’olina with judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. The filming will take place in late January to coincide with Lionel Richie’s concerts at Blaisdell Arena. Promoter Rick Bartalini Presents recently released excellent floor seats for both shows. Tickets are available now at

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.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Lionel Richie All The Hits, January 25 & 26 at 8:00 P.M. at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena are $255.75, $155.75, $75.75 and $55.75 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at and in-person at the venue box office (Monday – Saturday, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.) or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Neal S. Blaisdell Center address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814.