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Lionel Comes To Colchester

1 December 2015

Global superstar to play the latest concert at U's home venue.

Following last week's announcement of Manchester and London shows, an extra tour date has been added in Colchester – taking Lionel to a place he's never been before.

The stadium will welcome global superstar Lionel Richie to the U's home venue on Saturday 25th June.

Colchester United are delighted to confirm that we will be holding our second concert at the Weston Homes Community Stadium in the summer of 2016.

The 2016 UK Tour follows a phenomenal year for Lionel, which saw a sell out tour with incredible live reviews, a Number One Album, a GQ Award and a truly sensational Glastonbury moment.

“a sincere affirmation of his real standing in pop culture as a hit-maker of the highest order.” 
Daily Telegraph (***** 5 stars)

“Lionel Richie; party starter, people pleaser, a Glastonbury highlight.”
Guardian (**** 4 stars)

“…may just have proven himself the greatest rock star on the planet.”
The Independent

International superstar Lionel Richie will return to the UK in 2016 to perform open air concerts in parts of the UK he's never visited before.

As well as the Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester on June 25th. The 'All The Hits' Tour will also visit St Austell, Swansea, Colwyn Bay, Sheffield and Gloucester.  

Lionel's shows are world renowned for their party atmosphere and audiences will be able to join Lionel in singing along to classics such as 'Hello', 'Easy', 'Dancing on the Ceiling' 'Say You Say Me' and 'All Night Long'.

Performing 'All The Hits' from his extensive and much loved repertoire spanning decades, all the way from the Commodores to the present day.

Lionel said: "Hospitality Packages

General Sale Friday December 4th:
Pre-Sales to Colchester United Season Ticket holders Wednesday December 2nd:

Tickets will be priced at £70, £55 and £40 for Lionel's visit to Colchester. Ticket Sales

"I know these shows are going to be very special. It'll be the first time I'll have been to Colchester and I can't wait."

"Performing at Glastonbury for the first time was such a thrill for me and given me an appetite to do new things in the UK.

I had such a great time in the UK this year and I can't wait to visit new places and meet new people. For Hospitality Packages, please contact 01206 755141. Our packages can be found HERE.

The UK fell back in love with Lionel last year following a tour that received glittering re-views and culminated in a phenomenal Glastonbury performance.

After drawing the biggest crowd of the weekend with over 100,000 people flocking to the Pyramid Stage, Lionel's album 'The Definitive Collection' reached Number 1 on the UK album charts for the first time in 23 years.

Lionel went on to receive British GQ's Icon Award adding to a celebrated career which includes four GRAMMYs, a Golden Globe and even an Oscar. Having sold over 100 million albums worldwide, Lionel shows no signs of slowing down. 

Saturday 25th June, Colchester, Weston Homes Community Stadium* 

* Please note this date is a fully reserved outdoor seated concert.

Tickets are available on Friday from:-
08448 24 48 24
0844 453 9018
0844 581 6915

OFFICIAL VIP TICKET EXPERIENCES including Meet & Greet from Telephone : +44 (0) 8444 721 222 or email

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