After injuring his knee, Lionel Richie postponed his tour with Mariah Carey. But the rescheduled All the Hits tour looks a lot different from the original idea.
It was supposed to be 35 dates, but now it’s down to 21.
Lionel and Mariah had to cancel shows in places like Pittsburgh, Cleveland, St. Louis, Nashville and Charlotte.
The new tour, kicking off July 21 in Oakland, California, will end on Sept. 5 in Seattle.
Although some might wonder if people simply are not in the mood to hear “all the hits,” others point to the fact that both Lionel and Mariah had crazy tour schedules on their own already. Their duo dates had to fit within that already-crazy schedule.
Both artists have storied careers. Beginning in 1968, Lionel was a member of the Commodores before launching a highly successful solo career in 1982. He co-wrote the 1985 charity single “We Are the World” with Michael Jackson, which sold more than 20 million copies.
All told, Lionel has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He also won five Grammys.
And Mariah? She’s no slouch, either. In 1990, she rose to prominence with her hit “Vision of Love.” That debut album produced four chart-toppers and made her into Columbia Records’ best-selling act.
She teamed up with Boyz II Men for “One Sweet Day,” which retains the title of longest-running No. 1 song in U.S. chart history.
She was named the best-selling female artist of the millennium in 2000.
All the Hits Rescheduled Tour Dates
July 21 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
July 22 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
July 27 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
July 30 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
July 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
August 3 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
August 4 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
August 6 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
August 10 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
August 11 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
August 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinity Energy Arena
August 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
August 18 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
August 19 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
August 22 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
August 24 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
August 26 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
August 27 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
August 29 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 1 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
September 3 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
September 5 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena