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Lionel Richie Faces the Elements: This is an awesome double bill at the Forum. Motown legend and former Commodore Lionel Richie performs alongside Chicago soul-funk-jazz-pop fusion group Earth, Wind & Fire. According to a press released in early August describing a show at the start of the tour, “The show kicked off with Earth, Wind & Fire taking the stage to sing ‘Shining Star’ before playing crowd favorites such as ‘Boogie Wonderland,’ ‘Let’s Groove’ and ‘September.’ Lionel Richie later came on for his electrifying headline performance, beginning with ‘Hello’ then playing all the hits such as ‘Stuck on You,’ ‘Dancing on the Ceiling,’ ‘Say You, Say Me’ and many more before topping off the show with an encore of ‘All Night Long.’”

“International superstar Lionel Richie has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none,” reads his bio. “With more than 125 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, four Grammy Awards®*, the distinction of MusicCares Person of the Year in 2016, Kennedy Center Honoree in 2017, the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by the Library of Congress in 2022 and inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2022. He received the 2022 AMA Icon Award marking his 18th AMA award. In March 2018, Richieput his handprints and footprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, one of the oldest awards in Hollywood. Richie continues his residency at the Wynn Encore Theater in Fall of 2023 and into 2024. Richie also serves as a judge on ABC’s “American Idol” which just completed its 6th season.”

Lionel Richie Faces the Elements: The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 15 at the Forum.

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