Lionel Richie Sets Spring Tour With Mariah Carey Opening

by VVN Music

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Lionel Richie has announced the continuation of his "All the Hits Tour" with "Very Special Guest" Mariah Carey.

Historically, Carey has been the bigger artist. Carey has 25 top ten singles, 18 of which went to number 1. Mariah needs just one more week at number 1 to pass Elvis Presley and become the artist who has been at the top of the charts for the most weeks.

On the other hand, Richie, between his days with the Commodores and solo, has 22 top tens and 7 number ones.

The billing, though, might have been set based on current career trajectories. Richie has been riding a wave of nostalgia that started in 2012 with his huge album Tuskeegee and includes his major appearance at the 2015 Glastonbury festival.

Carey, on the other hand, has had quite a dip in her career. After eleven straight years of at least one number 1 single, she hasn't hit the top since 2008 and, on the albums side, her last two sets (Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (2009) and Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse (2014)) have only sold around 700,000 copies combined when every one of her previous albums were multi-platinum.

Still, with 57 top tens and 25 number ones between them, there's going to be a pretty tremendous evening of music, no matter who opens and who headlines.

The tour opens March 15 in Baltimore and ends May 27 in Sunrise, FL. The AT&T presale starts December 13 at 10 AM, Citi cardholders can buy tickets starting December 15 at 10 AM and general sales begin December 17.

The dates:
  • 03/15 – Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena
  • 03/17 – Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
  • 03/18 – Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
  • 03/21 – Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
  • 03/24 – Saint Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
  • 03/25 – Chicago, IL - United Center
  • 03/28 – Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
  • 03/30 – Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
  • 04/01 – New York, NY - Madison Square Garden Arena
  • 04/05 – Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
  • 04/07 – Boston, MA - TD Garden
  • 04/08 – Uniondale, NY - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • 04/11 – Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace Of Auburn Hills
  • 04/14 – Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
  • 04/16 – Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
  • 04/18 – St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
  • 04/21 – Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
  • 04/23 – Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
  • 04/25 – Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena
  • 04/27 – Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
  • 04/28 – Seattle, WA - KeyArena At Seattle Center
  • 04/30 – Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
  • 05/02 – Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
  • 05/05 – Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
  • 05/06 – Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
  • 05/08 – San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
  • 05/10 – Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
  • 05/13 – Houston, TX - Toyota Center
  • 05/15 – Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
  • 05/18 – New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
  • 05/20 – Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
  • 05/21 – Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center
  • 05/24 – Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
  • 05/26 – Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
  • 05/27 – Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center



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