Entries tagged with: Lionel Richie
by Fred Pessaro
I grew up with the FM sounds of guys like Prince, and one R&B star who seemingly traded the #1 slot with Michael Jackson for many years running, Lionel Richie. Clearly, the former Commodores star can't slow down and is currently working on new material to follow-up last year's Tuskegee. While letting new songs gestate, Richie will take time out to indulge his old fans on a tour called "All the Hits, All Night Long." And he has hits, and lots of them.
Head below for the full listing of tour dates, that include ACL and three NYC area shows: Sept 21 in Atlantic City, NJ at Borgata, Sept 22 in Mashantucket, CT at Foxwood and Sept 24 in Brooklyn at Barclays Center. Tickets for all three shows are currently on fan presale, and go on regular sale Friday (6/14) at 10 AM. Presale password for Barclays is "picnic."
All dates are listed, along with some classic Lionel Richie jams, below.
Kenny Rogers & Lionel Richie @ SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
"The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has had some surprises artists in the past. There was some surprise when country act Dierks Bentley made the cut and maybe a little surprise when rap star Emenim was booked. But the 2012 addition of country icon Kenny Rogers may be the most surprising addition to the line-up yet.I hope he does a duet with Danzig. Meanwhile watch him duet with Lionel below...
Rogers' appearance was announced on April 26. The complete Bonnaroo schedule is expected to be announced soon. The festival will be held June 7-10 in Manchester, Tenn." [Knoxville.com]
Bruce Sprinsgteen & the E Street Band play a private SiriusXM show at the Apollo tonight (3/9). If you're not one of the lucky that got, or won, a ticket from the satellite radio provider, you can always listen on E-Street Radio (if you are a subscriber).
Lionel Richie (!) will be honored at the same Harlem venue on June 4th as part of the Apollo Spring Gala 2012. As you can imagine, tickets are not cheap. They go on sale to the general public Sunday morning.
Lionel Richie is also playing SXSW this month. So is Bruce (and both at ACL Live's Moody Theater where Radiohead just taped an episode of the Austin City Limits TV show). Jay-Z plays there during SXSW too.
photos by Jessica Amaya
"My Morning Jacket returned to New York's Terminal 5 after a night off to perform its ATO debut It Still Moves in its entirety (though all five members of the group performed on their night off) (at Joe's Pub and Beacon Theater). Like the previous nights of the band's Terminal 5 run, the venue was decked out with drapery and blown up images of MMJs five albums.They perform "Z" tonight and "Evil Urges" Saturday. More pictures from last night, the full setlist, and video of the Lionel Richie cover, below...
Elvis Perkins in Dearland opened the night and the Dearland Horns sat in with My Morning Jacket at various points throughout the night, including "One Big Holiday." Former My Morning Jacket guitarist Johnny Quaid rejoined his former band on a few songs for the third night in a row, this time flanked by former Jacket keyboardist Danny Cash (2000-2004), Sex Mob/Levon Helm Band trumpeter Steven Bernstein and Levon Helm Band saxophonist Erik Lawrence. [Two nights] earlier Perkins made a surprise appearance with members of his band when they performed as Diamond Doves at Brooklyn, NY's Rock Shop (oddly enough, on a bill with longtime MMJ associates The Barr Brothers)." [Jambands.com]
tonight in NYC
* BKLYN YARD
* WFMU @ the Highline
* Athlete, Carney @ Maxwell's
* Drop the Lime & VHS or Beta DJs on a boat
* DIS, Psychic Limb, Olde Ghost @ Lit
* ACLU Benefit, Eskimeaux, Kate Ferencz @ Silent Barn
* Reverend Vince Anderson & His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Rice, Graffiti Monsters, Radical Sons @ Death By Audio
* Ava Luna, Truman Peyote, Nude Beach, Quiet Hooves, Bubbly Mommy Gun @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Moonmen On The Moon Man, My Teenage Stride, Shark?, Fire Season, The Hungry Brothers @ Cake Shop
* Nick Tremulis Orchestra, Hubert Sumlin (of Howlin' Wolf), Ivan Julian (of Richard Hell & The Voidoids), Willie Nile @ The Living Room
Newtown Radio is broadcasting the show from Knitting Factory tonight.
Darlings played the Brunswick Rooftop Festival last night. Video below...
Japanther @ Mess With Texas 2008 (more)
tonight in NYC
* Tribeca Film Festival
* Lissy Trullie @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* The Sounds @ Santos Party House
* "Invisble Man" w/ Michael Reisman @ Greene Space
* Japanther, Ninjasonik & others @ Automotive High School
* Bat For Lashes, Lewis & Clarke @ Bowery Ballroom
* Crystal Stilts, Prince Rupert's Drops, Beachniks @ Cake Shop
* Chinese Stars, Child Abuse, Golden Error, Twin Stumps @ Coco 66
* Bell Orchestre, The Havels, Colin Stetson @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* NinjaSonik, Wild Yaks, SHAPES, The Static Jacks, Jangula @ Crash Mansion
* Peter Bjorn and John, Chairlift, Luke Top @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Jolie Holland, Shahzad Ismaily, Ryan Sawyer, Sam Amidon, Fred Lyenn Jacques @ Issue Project Room
Deerhoof's new Lionel Richie-inspired video for "Numina" below...
"Inspired by the grassroots movement created by Barack Obama's historic presidential run and his call for the change Americans need, artists supporting Barack Obama teamed up to create a new CD that taps into the campaign's universal themes of hope, unity and change. The disc, titled Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement, includes a collection of artists from across genres, including such renowned performers as Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Adam Levine from Maroon 5 and John Legend. Through their musical contributions, the artists seek to mobilize voters in the final stretch before the November election. Many of the artists involved will also be volunteering their time to promote voter registration."Coming soon: a blog post by Kanye West asking why he wasn't mentioned in that official CD description paragraph and a CD by the McCain camp that gets a higher Pitchfork rating than Obama.
Stream Obama clips HERE. See the mostly-uninteresting tracklist below...
Tickets are on presale for an upcoming Regina Spektor show in Brooklyn.