As we first revealed back on January 30, soul icon Lionel Richie will perform in Dubai in April, with tickets going on sale on February 11.

The gig at the 10,000-capacity Dubai Media City Amphitheatre will take place as part of the 64-year-old’s appearances in Australia and New Zealand in early March, and Japan between March 27-31.

Titled ‘All the hits, All Night Long’, Richie’s first North American tour in a decade was so popular that 11 dates on the sub-continent were soon added. John Farnham, an Australian pop singer will also join the tour for the dates Down Under.You heard it here first

Famous for his silky smooth voice and romantic ballads, including ‘Hello’, ‘All Night Long’, ‘Say You, Say Me’, ‘Three Times A Lady’, ‘Easy Like Sunday Morning’ and ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, the American singer-songwriter first found fame in the late 1960s with his R&B band the Commodores. He went solo in 1982 and over his five decades of success has won five Grammy awards, sold 100 million albums and amassed a personal fortune in excess of $200million.

Tickets for the April 17 show will be priced as follows. Dhs295 Early Bird Standing; Dhs350 Regular Standing; Dhs450 Grandstand Seating; Dhs600 Golden Circle; Dhs1500 VIP Lounge Experience (inclusive of food and beverages).

Fans of the singer can regularly hear his ‘All Night Long’ played as the soundtrack to the world famous Dubai Mall fountains. 

Apart from our own What’s On Awards, the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre by the lake has played host to several big stars in recent years, including Alicia Keys and Bruno Mars.