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Lionel Richie Reviews

Contemporary PopVocal & Classic PopConcertsLegends Live

Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 14



5.0 star rating Nickname Mags from Orlando, Florida


We had 5th row F2 floor seats. Great up-close view. Lionel sang all his greatest hits, and the audience had a blast singing with him. He was very entertaining, personable, and engaged with his audience. He introduced one of the former Commodores who lives in the area. It was a very nice gesture and got stand-up applause. Lionel’s energy was awesome. His voice and ballads at the piano were just as romantic as they were 30 years - “Truly,” “Still,” “Hello,”, “Three times a lady.” He was very funny when he told the story about how he has been waiting for 34 years for Diana Ross to join him on stage to sing “Endless Love,” and for 34 years she has said no. He said he is still wishing and hoping. He asked all the women in the audience to sing her verses. He went from song to song to song and sang for about an hour and 45 minutes. He ended with “All Night Long.” Lionel’s show was terrific. Hope he returns to Orlando someday.

5.0 star rating James Bush & Cathy Gibson from Houston, Texas


It was really a great show! Lionel is so personable and all the fans were delightful,! He left everyone with such a great feeling, and I have to say that I haven’t been to a concert that left me feeling so wonderful when I left out of there in a very long time! Thanks smart financial for bringing him here! He left everyone with such a great feeling!

5.0 star rating Dustin from Toronto, Ontario


What an amazing show Lionel put on last night here in Toronto. The quality and vibe and everything about the show reflected the master performer that this guy is. He sang for an hour and 45 minutes and had perfect timing pitch engagement with the audience and above all energy. He finished the show with “all night long” with the energy and electricity that he started the show with. I have been to many many concerts and this one is right up there as One of the best. Oh and he did all this a week after he turned 70.

5.0 star rating Eileen Okoff from New York, New York


Saw Lionel Richie tonight at Radio City with my best girls to celebrate my 60th...and celebrate, we did...Lionel was fabulous...he sounded great, he looked great and what a gentleman he is...humble and so appreciative of his fans...I saw Lionel 30+ years ago and it's like time stood still...he's still the Ultimate Performer and if you get the chance, go see'll be so glad that you did... Kudos Mr Richie!!! With Love from the Girls from Queens...

5.0 star rating Matt from Memphis, Tennessee


So cool seeing Lionel - first time for this 84 graduate. Brought back all the great memories, and we authentic and warm and still so skilled. Very fun time. Crowd was electric

5.0 star rating Elaine White from Memphis, Tennessee


who doesn't like lionel ritchie? he's a consummate performer with boundless energy. He sang all the hits that i listened to in college and still play in my car.VERY FUNNY AND ENDEARING PERSON.

5.0 star rating JRH from Seattle, Washington


Excellent show, he sang many of his hits (including Commodores) and had the crowd sing along. Hard to stop the crown. Fire was real fire and at 81 degrees on a rainless evening in the PNW, he was amazing. Very engaging and talking to audience. His musicians were great also. Thanks for an excellent Tuesday night in the woods in Washington at Marymoor park ....

5.0 star rating Deanner from Las Vegas, Nevada


Lionel Richie was Amazing!! Sang all hit songs. Very energetic still. Special treat Smokey Robinson was in audience..I would highly recommend this show. Partied all night long.❤ A must see

4.0 star rating JT from Toronto, Ontario


Lionel is very fun, very upbeat and a great entertainer, no question about it ! Loved the show here in Toronto on June 27th, 2019. His ability to interact with everyone in this full house event was also amazing. Lionel is a little off key, but hay he is 70 years old. My only complaint would be the opening act, she just sucked !! Lionel, keep going as long as you can.

4.0 star rating from Rochester, New York


Really enjoyed this concert. Only disappointment was Lional was an hour late! There was no explanation and no apology, this is unacceptable!

4.0 star rating Stevie from Upper Marlboro, Maryland


This is the 2nd time in 2 1/2 years I've seen Lionel. I'm crazy about him. An incredible entertainer but yes, his voice is abandoning him. Apparently running late is just what he does but once he's on stage, he gives you your monies worth. At nearly $300, my seat was pretty high up but I had opera glasses. He doesn't sing so much as he talks through h I s songs and engages his audience. I flew out from Maryland JUST TO SEE HIM and in spite of the changes time brings, I'd do it again. He's 72 years old and still amazing.

3.0 star rating Honey Smith from Chicago, Illinois


I have loved Lionel Ritchie since I was in High School, during his Commodore days in 1980. That’s 39 years and I am 53. I was unimpressed. First, the opening band came on at 7:30, and Lionel did not come on until almost an hour after they played at about 9pm. Second, He only played for 90 minutes. Third, it sounded like he was singing to Pre-recorded vocals, like on a track. Forth, I wondered if there was lip syncing involved. Lastly, to much talking and “clapping”, not enough singing. It felt condescending. So, I was disappointed. We were sitting in the lawn, in the rain so maybe that had something to do with the sound but I doubt it as I have sat on the Lawn, for concerts many times, and it generally sounds amazing. I feel bad. Saying this, but I think he is past his prime vocally. He has a million other amazing qualities, so that’s why I gave him 3 stars, otherwise it would have been two.

3.0 star rating Suzie from Los Angeles, California


Lionel was 45 minutes late coming out, no respect for our time. Saying Diana Ross was coming out to sing with him, getting the audience all excited to say it was a joke, was NOT funny. But his excessive sweating without doing much about it was disgusting. Voice OK not great.

1.0 star rating Karen M. from Buffalo, New York


Barely sat through Lionel Richie's concert in Canandaigua, N.Y., as I was SO disappointed in his voice. First off, he was ONE HOUR LATE. Seriously, that's ridiculous (as he likes to say!). He hardly sand, he spoke the words, held the mic away from his mouth for many of the notes, and had his band and backup singers-who were great-handle the rest. Having just saw Earth, Wind & Fire last week rock the house with their musicality and vocals, this concert was a waste of time and money. And I LOVE HIM but he needs to admit that his vocals are not tour-worthy any longer. I go to more than 8 concerts a year so I expect 100%. Honestly, I give Lionel a 40%. He talked and used showmanship instead of talent to get him through most of his songs. Needless to say I left early to drive back to Buffalo. SO DISAPPOINTED!


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