Corinne Baily Rae to support Lionel Richie

International superstar Lionel Richie has announced Corinne Bailey Rae as special guest for his Liberty Stadium appearance on 18th June.

Corinne Bailey Rae performed last month at the Grammy MusiCares Tribute concert honouring Lionel Richie as their ‘Performer Of The Year’, alongside the likes of Stevie Wonder, Dave Grohl, John Legend, Rihanna and Florence Welch. 

Lionel will perform open air concerts in parts of the UK he’s never visited before on his summer tour, including St Austell, Colwyn Bay, Colchester and Gloucester as well as shows in , Sheffield, Manchester, London and Birmingham, in addition to his Swansea debut.

Lionels concerts are world-renowned for their party atmosphere and audiences will be able to join Lionel in singing along to all the hits from his extensive and much loved repertoire spanning decades – all the way from the Commodores to the present day – including  classics such as ‘Hello’, ‘Easy’, ‘Dancing On The Ceiling,’ ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Three Times a Lady’ and ‘All Night Long’.

Lionel Richie said:

I always have a great time when Im in the UK and Im really pleased Corinne is going to be joining me on tour for these special shows.”

Corinne will release her new album The Heart Speaks In Whispers on May 13th which will be her first collection of new material for six years. Recorded both at her studio in Leeds, and in Los Angeles the album is rich in fresh ideas and full of emotional energy surging through its songs like electricity. Corinne has received critical acclaim throughout her career including two Grammy Awards, two MOBO Awards and three BRIT Award nominations.

Corinne Bailey Rae: “I’ve always been a huge fan of Lionel Richie. His music has soundtracked many moments of my life. It’s an honour to be asked to join him on his British tour”

The UK fell back in love with Lionel last year following a tour that received glittering reviews and culminated in a phenomenal Glastonbury performance. After drawing the biggest crowd of the weekend with over 150,000 people flocking to the Pyramid Stage, Lionels album The Definitive Collectionreached Number 1 on the UK album charts for the first time in 23 years.

Lionel went on to receive British GQs Icon Award adding to a celebrated career which includes four GRAMMYs, a Golden Globe and even an Oscar. Having sold over 100 million albums worldwide, Lionel shows no signs of slowing down.

June 14th       St Austell         Eden Project 

June 15th       St Austell         Eden Project

June 18th       Swansea        Liberty Stadium

June 19th       Colwyn Bay   Eirias Stadium

June 22nd      Sheffield          Arena

June 25th       Colchester       Weston Homes Community Stadium

June 26th       Gloucester       Kingsholm Stadium*

June 28th      Manchester      Arena

June 29th      Manchester      Arena

July 2nd          London            The O2

July 3rd          London            The O2

July 6th          London            The O2          

July 7th          Birmingham      Barclaycard Arena


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