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.
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be returning to the Encore Theatre at @WynnLasVegas this fall for ten shows between Sep 24 and Nov 6!— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) May 17, 2021
Tickets + VIP packages are on sale Friday May 21 at 10AM PT!
GET TICKETS ????: https://t.co/a58t0kERKE pic.twitter.com/HVeDD9V1cC
“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.
Let me introduce our TOP 3: @GraceKinstler, @Williespence and @ChayceBeckham! Next week we’ll have a brand new #AmericanIdol ????????✨! Goodnight y’all! ???? pic.twitter.com/VDruKKU1ts— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) May 17, 2021
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.