LIONEL RICHIE @ Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI

LIONEL RICHIE @ Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI

July 2, 2019

Photos by David Urmanski

Website: www.LionelRichie.com


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ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:
International superstar Lionel Richie has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none and 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 more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, four Grammy Awards®, the distinction of MusicCares Person of the Year in 2016, and Kennedy Center Honoree in 2017. In March 2018, Richie put his handprints and footprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, one of the oldest awards in Hollywood, and recently received the Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award.

The Tuskegee, Alabama native is a true music icon. Lionel Richie is known for his mega-hits such as “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long,” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck on You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” and co-writing one of the most important pop songs in history, “We Are the World,” for USA for Africa. His song catalog also includes early work with The Commodores where he developed a groundbreaking style and such smash hits as “Three Times a Lady,” “Still,” and “Easy.”

Richie was also a judge on ABC’s American Idol this past season and launched his Las Vegas headlining residency show, Lionel Richie—All the Hits, at The Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in April 2016. With his most recent All the Hits, All Night Long Tour, Richie sold out arenas worldwide. In addition to his headline performance on the American Family Insurance Amphitheater stage at The World’s Largest Music Festival, Summerfest, this year he has also headlined other festivals in recent years to include Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and Glastonbury…drawing the festival’s biggest crowd ever with more than 200,000 attendees.

SET LIST:
Running With the Night
Easy / My Love
Penny Lover
Truly
You Are
Stuck on You
Dancing on the Ceiling
Three Times a Lady (Commodores song)
Sail On (Commodores song)
Fancy Dancer (Commodores song)
Sweet Love (Commodores song)
Lady (You Bring Me Up) (Commodores song)
Just to be Close to You (Commodores song)
Endless Love (Diana Ross & Lionel Richie cover)
Brick House / Fire (Commodores song)
Hello
Say You, Say Me
We Are the World (USA for Africa cover)

ENCORE:
All Night Long (All Night)

CONCERT REVIEW RATING SCALE:
1 = Poor
2 = Average
3 = Good
4 = Excellent
5 = Extraordinary

LIONEL RICHIE CONCERT RATING: 5