American singer Lionel Richie will be performing in Northampton for the first night of his upcoming UK tour.

Richie will be performing a show at Franklin Gardens on June 1st. The 68-year-old will be on tour with his first UK dates since playing Glastonbury and a trio of shows at London’s O2 Arena in 2015.

The singer, who is one of the best selling artists of all time, has intended the tour to take in places that he has not played in the UK before, with further stops in such locations as Lincoln, Carlisle, Scarborough, Hove and Chesterfield announced.

Describing the shows to NME, Richie said, “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.
“The fans are always incredible and they make the atmosphere at every show electric, so I look forward to singing along with them soon.”

Tickets go on sale on February 2nd, with a pre-sale beginning tomorrow (31/01), and will be available from vendors such as Ticketmaster, Gigantic and SeeTickets.