Lionel Richie to return to Scarborough Open Air Theatre in 2020

Music icon Lionel Richie is returning to the Yorkshire coast next summer headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

Monday, 16th December 2019, 9:01 am
Updated Monday, 16th December 2019, 9:03 am

The global superstar will bring his stunning live show to the Yorkshire coast on Tuesday June 9.

This will be the second time Lionel has headlined the venue following his sold-out show in 2018.

Lionel said: “It was a truly wonderful night on the Yorkshire coast in 2018 and I cannot wait to return to this beautiful part of the UK again. It’s going to be another night to remember – so bring you’re dancing shoes!”

Lionel Richie. Picture from Cuffe and Taylor.

Performing hits from his extensive repertoire, all the way from his days with the Commodores to the present day, Lionel’s shows are renowned for their party atmosphere.

Fans will be able to enjoy timeless mega-hits and sing along to classics such as Three Times A Lady, Truly, Dancing on the Ceiling, Say You Say Me, Hello and All Night Long.

Lionel Richie has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and is also the proud recipient of an Oscar®, a Golden Globe® and four Grammy Awards®.

He recently received the Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award.

His All the Hits, All Night Long tour sold out arenas worldwide with a set list of his brightest and best anthems.

In recent years, he has also headlined festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and Glastonbury, drawing the festival’s biggest crowd ever with more than 200,000 attendees.

This past summer, he took fans on a musical journey with his new album – Live from Las Vegas – which hit top spot on the Billboard Artist 100 chart.

His Scarborough Open Air Theatre show is presented by Cuffe and Taylor. Director Peter Taylor said: “Lionel Richie is an undoubted global superstar and we are delighted to be able

to bring him back here to Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

“His 2018 sold-out Scarborough OAT show was the stuff of legend. It was a brilliant night in the presence of one of the most successful and celebrated music artists of all time.

“This is going to be another amazing night and I would advise fans not to hang around in getting their tickets.”

Tickets for Lionel Richie at Scarborough Open Air Theatre go on general sale at 9am on Wednesday, December 18 via www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.comThey can also be purchased, in person, from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).