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`Sing A Song All Night Long` tour image courtesy of Live Nation
"Sing A Song All Night Long" tour image courtesy of Live Nation

Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire headed to KeyBank Center


Tue, Jan 16th 2024 11:45 am

Tickets available starting Wednesday with artist presales; KeyBank Center presale begins Thursday; general on-sale Friday

Live Nation Press Release

Today, legendary singer, songwriter and producer Lionel Richie announced the extension of his “Sing A Song All Night Long” tour with very special guests and one of the best-selling bands of all time, Earth, Wind & Fire. Produced by Live Nation, the 13-date run of 2024 shows includes a stop at KeyBank Center in Buffalo on Saturday, June 15.

The 2024 dates follow a highly successful 2023 sold-out 20-date run of the “Sing A Song All Night Long” tour, which made its way through North America with stops in Chicago, Boston, Toronto, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Last year, 2023, was another pivotal year for music icon Lionel Richie, who has sold over 125 million albums. He was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, won the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by the Library Congress and was honored at Kennedy Center Honors. Richie has served as a judge on ABC’s “American Idol” for the past six seasons and will return for its seventh season, set to debut in February.

With over 100 million albums sold worldwide and an impressive nine Grammy Awards, Earth, Wind & Fire has cemented their lasting impact on popular music as they continue to inspire new audiences and thrill those who have been with them from the beginning. Most recently, the legendary musical group earned their 27th career Grammy nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance as a featured artist on Victoria Monét’s song "Hollywood." These two iconic artists have now sold a combined quarter billion albums worldwide.

Tickets will be available starting with artist presales beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17. A KeyBank Center presale will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. The general on-sale will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at ticketmaster.com.

The tour will also offer a variety of different VIP packages and experiences for fans to take their concert experience to the next level. Packages vary but may include premium tickets, access to the preshow VIP lounge, limited-edition tour posters, specially designed VIP gift items and more. For more information, visit vipnation.com.

More About Lionel Richie

International superstar Lionel Richie boasts a discography of albums and singles that is second to none. With more than 125 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar, Golden Globe, and four Grammy Awards, Richie has been honored with distinctions including 2016 MusicCares Person of the Year, 2017 Kennedy Center Honors, and the 2022 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by the Library of Congress. In 2022, he was both inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and received the 2022 American Music Awards Icon Award, his 18th AMA award.

The legendary singer, songwriter, producer, and Tuskegee, Alabama, native is a true music icon.

Richie is known for his mega hits such as “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long,” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck on You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.” He cowrote the 1985 song “We Are the World,” recorded by the history-making supergroup USA for Africa. Richie’s song catalog also includes his early work with The Commodores, where he developed a groundbreaking style that defied genre, penning smashes such as “Three Times a Lady,” “Still” and “Easy.” Richie is one of only two solo songwriters who has written eight No. 1 hits that made the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

A dedicated philanthropist, in 2019 Richie was named global ambassador and first chairman of the Global Ambassador Group for The Prince’s Trust, a charity founded by King Charles III. In this role, Richie supports the charity as it sets to work on a new global remit, tackling issues such as youth education and unemployment, supporting indigenous youth and helping build sustainable communities. Richie was also honored at 2019’s Annual Power of Love Gala in Las Vegas for his support of Keep Memory Alive, the Cleveland Clinic’s center for improving the lives of those affected by brain disorders.

In April 2016, Richie launched his headline residency show in Las Vegas: “Lionel Richie – All the Hits.” In an unforgettable evening featuring his trademark era-defining anthems, Richie took his fans on a one-of-a-kind musical journey, performing hit-after-hit of his legendary songs. In 2024, Richie continues this historic residency, now at the Wynn Encore Theater, in “Lionel Richie: King of Hearts.”

In 2023, Richie concluded his acclaimed 20-city “Sing A Song All Night Long” arena tour featuring special guests – one of the best-selling bands of all time – Earth, Wind & Fire. The tour kicked off in St. Paul, with stops across North America in Chicago, Toronto and New York, and finished with a showstopping performance at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles.

For more information on Richie, visit: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | TikTok | website

More About Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire are a music institution.

In 1969, music legend Maurice White birthed the music force named after the elements from his very own astrological charts. With soul as deep as the planet, Earth, Wind & Fire charted a history that will live on forever. They’ve scored eight No. 1 hits and have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. They’ve released 23 albums; eight of those albums went double-Platinum and hit the Top 10, making them one of the best-selling artists of all time. They've won an impressive nine Grammy Awards, including one for Lifetime Achievement (2012).

In 2000, Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, cementing their lasting impact on popular music and, in 2019, their contributions to arts and culture was acknowledged in Washington, D.C., with the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors.

The music of Earth, Wind & Fire is more alive than ever as they continue to inspire new audiences and thrill those who have been with them from the beginning. Like the elements in their name, Earth, Wind & Fire’s music has withstood ever-changing trends in the world and shows no sign of vanishing as they continue to create joy and uplifting music that will forever reach a sacred universal atmosphere. From the funky and infectious “Let’s Groove” to the timeless dance classic “September” to the heartfelt “Reasons,” Earth, Wind & Fire’s catalog of hits has become the soundtrack to many lives; now, then and forever. 

For more information on Earth, Wind & Fire, visit: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | website

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