Lionel Richie is heading out on a huge UK tour this summer

30 January 2018, 09:52 | Updated: 30 January 2018, 16:11

Oh, what a feeling this is! Lionel Richie is heading out on tour.

The soul legend has announced plans for a huge UK 'All The Hits' tour this summer, including stops at towns he’s never previously visited.

The tour kicks off in Northampton on June 1, and he will take in shows in London, Shrewsbury and Lincoln among others.

Tickets go on sale on Friday.

Lionel said of the shows: I’ve been missing the UK and can’t wait to make my long awaited return and to see parts of the country I’ve never made it out to before.

Lionel Richie tour

"The fans are always incredible and they make the atmosphere at every show electric, so I look forward to singing along with them soon.”

The full dates are:

  • Friday 1 June Northampton, Franklin’s Gardens
  • Sunday 3 June Perth, McDiarmid Park
  • Tuesday 5 June London, Hampton Court Palace Festival
  • Wednesday 6 June London, Hampton Court Palace Festival
  • Sunday 10 June Lincoln, Lincolnshire Showground
  • Wednesday 13 June Shrewsbury, Montgomery Waters Meadow
  • Saturday 16 June Leigh, Leigh Sports Village
  • Sunday 17 June Carlisle, Brunton Park
  • Tuesday 19 June Scarborough, Open Air Theatre
  • Thursday 21 June Chesterfield, Proact Stadium
  • Saturday 23 June Hove, The 1st Central County Ground
  • Sunday 24 June Holkham nr Wells-next-the-Sea , Holkham Hall