In this Sunday, June 28, 2015, file photo, Lionel Richie performs on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury music festival on Worthy Farm, Glastonbury, England. Richie announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, he will launch a residency called Lionel Richie _ All the Hits on April 27, 2016, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) — Lionel Richie is ready to go all night long in Las Vegas.
The singer announced Wednesday that he will launch a residency called “Lionel Richie — All the Hits” on April 27 at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Richie will play 20 shows in April, May, September and October. Tickets, which go on sale Friday, range from $59 to $199, not including service charges.
Richie says he decided to launch a Vegas residency after speaking to his 21-year-old son, Miles.
“I asked him, ‘So Miles, what do you think about Vegas? Should I do it?’ He goes, ‘Oh my God, dad. We are going to have the great time. WE are going to have the greatest time,’” Richie said in an interview Wednesday.
The shows will include hits such as “All Night Long (All Night),” ”Hello,” ”Stuck on You,” ”Say You, Say Me” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.”
In addition to the residency, 66-year-old Richie will be honored by The Recording Academy next year as its MusiCares person of the year. Performers at the Feb. 13 gala include Pharrell Williams, Luke Bryan and Lady Antebellum.
“I don’t know who else is coming. I think Stevie (Wonder) is coming maybe, but first of all, let me tell you, what a great honor,” Richie said. “That’s what I call … really high cotton when you’re in that group of honorees. When you start thinking about Dylan and Streisand and stuff … that’s quite an accomplishment.”