Vital, captivating and celebratory, Lionel Richie requires no introduction and countless superlatives – none of which are sufficient to describe the soulful superstar who has entertained generation upon generation of fans the world over.

Fans at his sold-out gig at Broadlands in the heart of the leafy Hampshire countryside were treated to a jam-packed set of career-spanning hits from the consummate professional who treated the crowd to a spellbinding display.

Lionel Richie

Was there dancing all night long?! You bet there was! How could you not when dancing to some of Lionel’s most-loved and cherished hits which the crowd-pleasing crooner delivered splendidly?

Mr Richie, who last year was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame where he performed his iconic track ‘Easy’ with the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl was performing back in the UK for the first time since 2019.

Triumphant and captivating, Lionel treated his fans to energetic renditions of hits from his impressive solo career as well as from his time with the Commodores.

Arriving in true rock ‘n’ roll style in a helicopter that flew over the enthralled audience, Lionel reiterated that this was a rock ‘n’ roll show and showed his endearing personality throughout.

As well as being a supremely talented performer and showman, Lionel is also incredibly quick-witted and made humorous references throughout including articulating his initial bewilderment and disdain for a somewhat suspicious-tasting purple drink that he eventually grew to love.

Resplendent in a series of sparkly jackets (one with the immortal words ‘All Night Long’ adorned on the back) Lionel delivered a sucker punch of hits which included ‘Easy’, ‘Se La’, ‘My Destiny’ which effortlessly sat alongside fan favourite ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Say You, Say Me’, ‘All Night Long’ and the emotive ‘Hello’.

Lionel Richie

An exemplary example of soulful pop songcraft and showmanship, Lionel Richie once again proved what an absolute powerhouse he is with a euphoric and electrifying set that will not be forgotten anytime soon.

Photo Credit: Alan Silfen


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