Two of Music’s Biggest Selling Artists of All Time Will Tour Together in 2017
Lionel Richie and special guest Mariah Carey are touring together in 2017, stopping at KeyArena in Seattle on Friday, April 28, 2017.
Multi-platinum-selling artists, multiple Grammy Award-winners, and music icons, Richie and Carey announced their All the Hits Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 35-show date tour will start on Wednesday, March 15 in Baltimore, MD at Royal Farms Arena and visit cities across North America, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle, Oakland, New Orleans, and more. Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 17 at livenation.com.
Richie has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none. His music is part of the fabric of pop music; in fact, Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honor of having #1 records for nine consecutive years. With over 100 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy awards, and the distinction of MusiCares person of the year in 2016, the Tuskegee, Alabama native is a true music icon.
Richie is known for his mega-hits, such as “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long (All Night),” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck On You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” and one of the most important pop songs in history, “We Are The World,” written with Michael Jackson for USA for Africa. His song catalog also includes his early work with The Commodores, where he developed a groundbreaking style that defied genre categories, penning smashes such as “Three Times A Lady,” “Still,” and “Easy.”
Richie launched his Las Vegas headlining residency show, Lionel Richie – All the Hits, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in April 2016. In an unforgettable evening featuring his brightest and best anthems which have defined the music icon’s unparalleled career, Richie takes fans on a spectacular musical journey, performing a variety of his seminal hits.
Richie’s charity work extends from Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center to UNICEF and The Art of Elysium.
For her part, Carey has sold over 220 million records and 17 of her 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles have been self-penned, including “Fantasy,” “Always Be My Baby,” “Hero,” “Touch My Body,” “One Sweet Day,” and “We Belong Together,” more than any other solo artist.
With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Carey has defined the modern pop artist. As a singer/songwriter/producer, among her countless awards, she has been recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist Of The Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting.
Carey’s docuseries, Mariah’s World, will premiere internationally this fall on E! and takes a look behind the scenes in her busy life. She has made substantial marks in film with critically acclaimed roles in Precious (2009), Lee Daniel’s The Butler (2013), and last year Mariah made her directorial debut in A Christmas Melody, a special festive feature for Hallmark, in which she also starred.
A Congressional Award recipient, Carey has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart, including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children’s charities, both domestic and international, Carey founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development.
AT&T priority pre-sale ticket access begins Tuesday, December 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time through AT&T THANKS program. For complete pre-sale details, visit att.com/frontoftheline.
Citi is the official credit card sponsor of the All the Hits Tour. Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity beginning on Thursday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m. local time. For complete pre-sale details, visit: citiprivatepass.com.