Lionel Richie's Bristol show has been rescheduled to 2022Posted on: 29 Mar 2021
The world-renowned artist was due to play live at the Lloyds Amphitheatre in June.
Lionel Richie's live performance at Bristol's open-air Lloyds Amphitheatre has been officially rescheduled to next year, with the initial date postponed due to ongoing safety concerns relating to the coronavirus pandemic.
As part of a small run of summer performances, Richie was due to arrive in central Bristol on Monday 21 June 2021, but will now be taking the stage on Wednesday 15 June 2022.
All tickets purchased for the original date remain valid, with a limited number remaining on general sale - find out more and get yours here.
My 2021 UK/EU summer tour dates have been rescheduled for 2022 and are now listed at https://t.co/uTogQTMgof. Please continue to check back as additional dates will be announced soon. Stay safe! I look forward to seeing you all in 2022! pic.twitter.com/L44vzsHmSN— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) March 26, 2021
Winner of several Grammys, a Golden Globe, an Oscar and an array of other accolades, Lionel Richie is undoubtedly one of the most successful musicians of all time, selling well over 100 million albums internationally during an illustrious career.
Having first found fame writing and performing with The Commodores in the 1970s, Richie went on to become one of the world's best-loved artists after he went solo, earning a string of Number One singles such as 'Endless Love', 'Truly' and 'Say You (Say Me)'.
Since his self-titled solo debut in 1982, the singer has released nine full-length studio albums, scoring Number Ones in the US, the UK and around the world and featuring hit tracks like 'All Night Long', 'Hello' and 'Dancing on the Ceiling'.
Announcing the postponement of his Summer 2021 dates across his social media channels, Richie said:
"I was originally scheduled to bring my ‘Hello’ Tour to the UK and Europe in the Summer of 2020, but for the health and safety of all, with the world in lockdown, the live music industry was forced to reschedule their 2020 tour dates.
"It was everyone’s intention for those dates to take place in the summer of 2021 and although we have made great progress towards a return to normal, it seems that we aren’t quite there yet.
"With the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, keeping everyone’s health and safety in mind, subsequent rulings and restrictions across the UK and Europe, have meant the inevitable postponements of shows and the rescheduling of festivals at which I was scheduled to appear this summer.
"Please remember to stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all in 2022."
For more information on Lionel Richie's rescheduled 2022 tour, or to purchase tickets for his Bristol show at the Lloyds Amphitheatre on Wednesday 15 June 2022, click here.
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