Global superstar to play 18,000-capacity outdoor show in Nottingham

International superstar Lionel Richie is set to come to Nottingham to Nottingham to play a special outdoor concert.

The former Commodores star will take the stage in the surroundings of Victoria Embankment. With a capacity of 18,000, the concert will be one of the largest headline shows the city has seen in decades.

Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honour of having number one records for nine consecutive years. He has sold more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, as well as being the recipient of 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. He recently received the Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award. 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,” “Easy,” “Stuck on You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” and co-wrote one of the most important pop songs in history, “We Are the World,” for USA for Africa. His song catalogue 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,” and “Still”.

He was also a judge on ABC’s American Idol for the last two seasons and has returned to the Judge’s chair for the 2019-20 season.

With his most recent “All the Hits, All Night Long” Tour, Richie sold out arenas worldwide with a setlist of his brightest and best anthems. In recent years, he also headlined festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and Glastonbury, drawing the festival’s biggest crowd ever with more than 200,000 attendees.

Nottingham locals can benefit from an exclusive pre-sale, with the opportunity to get tickets to the concert a full week ahead of general tickets going on sale. To receive access to the pre-sale, residents can sign up with their email address and an ‘NG’ post-code here: