NEW YORK, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that it is now the presenter for four-time Grammy® Award winner and music icon Lionel Richie's 2016 Las Vegas Residency. Lionel Richie - All The Hits, promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, opens April 27 at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
To celebrate Richie's residency, SiriusXM will broadcast a special "Lionel Richie Week" of programming beginning Monday, May 2 and airing through Sunday, May 8. "Lionel Richie Week" will feature Lionel Richie music played across multiple SiriusXM channels including SiriusXM Love, The Blend, The Groove, 70s on 7 and 80s on 8.
Richie will also perform for SiriusXM listeners during a special edition of SiriusXM's Town Hall series hosted by Dave Grohl. Richie, sitting behind the piano on the stage at The AXIS, will perform some of his legendary hits and answer questions from SiriusXM listeners as well as Grohl.
The SiriusXM Town Hall with Lionel Richie will air May 6 on SiriusXM Love, via satellite on channel 17 and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
"So excited to have my residency here in Las Vegas at the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The SiriusXM Town Hall gives me a chance to share the more intimate details of my career. Thankful that my friend Dave Grohl is moderating this discussion with me," said Lionel Richie.
"Sometimes the unexpected is just right, and that's what we will deliver to our listeners and some lucky subscribers in this Town Hall with two music icons. At this special setting, the conversation and the music will be extraordinary. We love bringing our subscribers unique, exclusive and unmatched talent combinations like this Town Hall," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.
Beginning April 19 at 2:00 pm ET SiriusXM subscribers since April 4 can enter for the chance to win a trip to Las Vegas to attend the Town Hall, as well as tickets to "Lionel Richie - All The Hits." See Official Rules for complete details which will be at www.siriusxm.com/LionelRichieAllTheHits.
The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas will host a total of 20 performances in April 27 – May 18 and September 21 – October 12 - all presented by SiriusXM. Tickets as well as VIP and meet and greet packages are available at Ticketmaster.com/Lionel.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Lionel Richie" is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, featuring iconic entertainers and figures sitting down with studio audiences of SiriusXM listeners. Previous SiriusXM "Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Billy Crystal, Quentin Tarantino, Carol Burnett, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, KISS, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Adele, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Hugh Jackman, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roger Waters, the surviving members of Nirvana, Gregg Allman, Usher and Tony Hawk.
Lionel has sold more than 100 million albums and is the recipient of countless awards, including four Grammy Awards®, an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award. Lionel has also been recognized with some of the world's most significant honors, including honorary doctorates from Boston College and Tuskegee University, a "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the United Negro College Fund (making him the first recipient to graduate from a UNCF school),and remains an active member of one of the most prestigious fraternities in history, Alpha Phi Alpha. In addition, he won ASCAP's "Publisher of the Year" and "Lifetime Achievement Award," as well as 16 American Music Awards, five People's Choice Awards, A World Music Lifetime Achievement Award, TV Land Icon Award, Germany's Echo Award for Lifetime Achievement, Hong Kong's Rojo Award, Goldene Kamera Award, Italy's San Remo Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Governors Award, and more. He received the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award presented at Harvard University. He's been inducted to both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and knighted in France receiving the Legionnaire Award. Always giving back, his charity work extends from Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center to UNICEF and The Art of Elysium. He was the recipient of the 2016 MusiCares® Person of the Year award, and was also paid musical tribute at the this year's 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® by Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato, Tyrese Gibson, John Legend, and Meghan Trainor.
As a member of the Commodores, Lionel developed a groundbreaking style that defied genre categories, penning smashes such as "Three Times A Lady," "Still," and "Easy." After writing "Lady" for Kenny Rogers, and "Endless Love" (which garnered an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe nomination), Motown asked him to do a solo album. The self-titled debut would cement him as a star in his own right and earn him his very first Grammy for the hit "Truly." The diamond-certified "Album of the Year" winner Can't Slow Down followed in 1983, giving the world classics such as "All Night Long," "Penny Lover," "Stuck On You," and "Hello." The next year he performed at the historic 1984 Olympics Closing Ceremony. 1985 saw him join forces with Michael Jackson to write one of the most important pop songs in history, "We Are The World," for USA for Africa and the album We Are The World. That same year "Say You, Say Me" would achieve an Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award for "Best Original Song." Lionel upped the ante yet again with 1986's seminal Dancing On The Ceiling, which remains one of his most infectious and incendiary offerings to this day. A decade later in 1996, he began a run of powerful, personal albums that commenced with the Gold-certified Louder Than Words and followed by 1998's Time and 2000's Renaissance. Lionel has collaborated with everybody from Lenny Kravitz to Ne-Yo, The-Dream and Akon, as well as some of country music's biggest names for his 2012 album, Tuskegee. His cultural impact continues to resound as loudly as ever with guest mentor spots twice on NBC's The Voice, first at the request of Christina Aguilera and most recently for Pharrell. He also did a medley of hits on the finale of 2013's China Idol, drawing an audience of over 453 million people. Lionel continues to tour worldwide. In 2015 he performed at Glastonbury to the largest crowd in the festival's history. Following that performance his Definitive Collection album shot up to #1 in the UK.
For tickets to Lionel Richie – All The Hits visit Ticketmaster.com/Lionel.
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Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the centerpiece of the famed Las Vegas strip, with 2,500 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites showcasing some of the best views in town, and endless options of unparalleled shopping, distinguished dining, popular entertainment and a bustling nightlife. Planet Hollywood encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, ten restaurants including Gordon Ramsay BurGR, KOI, Strip House, the award-winning Spice Market Buffet, LA's Pink's Hot Dogs, Pin-Up Pizza and Ringers Wings, Pizza and Sliders, and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The resort is also home to The AXIS Theater and its resident headliners Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez (opening Jan. 2016) and Lionel Richie (opening April 2016). The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more than 170 specialty stores and restaurants. For more information, visit www.planethollywoodresort.com. Find Planet Hollywood on Facebook and follow on Twitter.
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