Lionel Richie is returning to Las Vegas for another residency later this year (17).
The Hello hitmaker will perform 14 shows as part of the Lionel Richie – All the Hits residency at The AXIS in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, starting in November (17).
The residency will run until March (18), and Lionel can’t wait to return to Sin City, revealing the audiences there are a “microcosm of the entire world.
“The whole world’s in the audience,” he tells People. “What I love is they talk back to you.”
“I remember there was this one lady in the front row,” he continues. “She had to be 80 years old and she’s standing right next to the stage pressed up against the stage and had this glaring, staring look on her face. I gave her the microphone and she said, ‘I just want to tell you how sexy you are’. Of course the crowd was laughing and I’m blushing!”
Richie is currently on tour with Mariah Carey and admits he’s enjoying performing for Harlow and Sparrow, his daughter Nicole’s kids.
“I’m Pop Pop to them,” he says. “About five years ago, they said, ‘We didn’t know Pop Pop could sing!’ That’s the humbling point of being with the family.”
“(When they attended one of my concerts a few years ago) all they were talking about was, ‘Oh my God, Pop Pop, that was amazing’,” he adds. “Keeping their attention at this age is pretty darn good. If you can do that, you’re really making some headway.”
Richie last performed at The Axis in 2016.