Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey are hitting the road together in 2017 with their “All the Hits” tour dates and it all kicks off on March 15th at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD.
Lionel Richie is a singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and actor from Tuskegee, AL. After moving to Joliet, IL as a young boy, Richie eventually moved back to Alabama to attend college at the Tuskegee Institute. After college, he began playing saxophone with a group by the name of The Commodores. They went on to sign with Motown Records and recorded such hits as “Brick House”.
In the 1970’s, Richie began writing and recording his own music. Richie sang a duet with Diana Ross for the movie Endless Love, which gardened the attention of labels and created Richie’s solo career.
Richie made his solo debut in 1982 with the album Lionel Richie and the number-one hit “Truly”. With the release of his second album, Can’t Slow Down, Richie reached superstar fame. He released hit singles like “All Night Long”, “Hello”, and “Stuck on You”.
Richie has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, and has won an Oscar and Golden Globe over his career.
In 1970, in Huntington, Long Island, NY, a star was born. Mariah Carey was born into a musical family and began singing at a young age. She moved to New York City after high school and starting working as a backup singer for Brenda K. Starr.
In 1988, Carey met record executive Tommy Mottola at a party. After receiving her demo from Starr, Mottola was so impressed that he signed her to Columbia Records. In 1990, she released her debut album, Mariah Carey, which rose to #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album won Carey two Grammy Awards and produced the hot pop single, “Vision of Love”. Her third album, Music Box, was her best-selling album of all time, with over 28 million sales.
Throughout the ’90s and early 2000s, Carey released a number of top-selling singles like “One Sweet Day,” “My All,” “I Still Believe,” and “Heartbreaker” and her signature song “We Belong Together”. She toured throughout the world and ticket sales for the Long Island native were through the roof.
2017 Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey “All the Hits” Tour Dates
March 15 – Baltimore, Md., Royal Farms Arena
March 17 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
March 18 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
March 21 – Pittsburgh, Pa., PPG Paints Arena
March 24 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
March 25 – Chicago, Ill., United Center
March 28 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
March 30 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
April 1 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
April 5 – Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
April 7 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden
April 8 – Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
April 11 – Auburn Hills, Mich., The Palace Of Auburn Hills
April 14 – Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
April 16 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
April 18 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center
April 21 – Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center
April 23 – Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
April 25 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Vivint Smart Home Arena
April 27 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
April 28 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center
April 30 – Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena
May 2 – Sacramento, Calif., Golden 1 Center
May 5 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl
May 6 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl
May 8 – San Diego, Calif., Viejas Arena
May 10 – Anaheim, Calif., Honda Center
May 13 – Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
May 15 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
May 18 – New Orleans, La., Smoothie King Center
May 20 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
May 21 – Charlotte, N.C., Spectrum Center
May 24 – Atlanta, Ga., Philips Arena
May 26 – Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena
May 27 – Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center