Lionel Richie Is ‘Back to Las Vegas’ at Encore Theater

By Jason R. Latham

After more than a year away from the city, Lionel Richie is returning to a familiar home in Las Vegas. 

The music icon and “American Idol” judge has inked a deal to party, karamu, fiesta, forever – or at least, for 10 performances – at Encore Theater beginning in September 2021. The show, dubbed “Back to Las Vegas,” will mark Richie’s return to Wynn Las Vegas after a brief stint in Summer 2019. He had previously headlined at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater from 2016-2018.


“Back to Las Vegas” will combine Richie’s greatest hits package – “All Night Long,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” “Say You, Say Me,” and so many more you know – with stories from his 50-plus years in the industry. In 2019, he released “Hello from Las Vegas,” a live album recorded during his run at Zappos Theater.


On a side note, with Richie back on the Strip, Las Vegas now has every current “Idol” judge on its entertainment calendar; as co-judges Katy Perry and Luke Bryan have also been announced as headliners at the soon-to-debut Resorts World Las Vegas complex.


Richie’s return is set for the following dates:

  • Sept. 24-25
  • Oct. 1-2, 27, 29-30
  • Nov. 3, 5-6

Tickets go on sale May 21 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased via the Wynn Las Vegas website.


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