Lionel Richie Cancels 2022 European and UK Shows



Lionel Richie has cancelled all of his summer 2022 UK and European gigs, including his headline slot at the Isle of Wight Festival.

The 72-year-old music legend has been forced to pull out of his planned performances across the pond this year, due to the "impact" of COVID-19.

Richie announced the news on his Twitter:

The 'Dancing on the Ceiling' hitmaker was also due to co-headline IOW with Lewis Capaldi on June 17.

However, a post on the festival's page read: "Unfortunately, Lionel Richie will no longer be playing at cinch presents the Isle of Wight Festival 2022. Watch this space for more info soon. We can’t wait to see you all this summer!"

It's not known if he will be replaced or whether the 'Someone You Loved' hitmaker will be the sole headliner that night.

The 'Hello' tour dates affected also include Lionel's Eden Sessions gig at the Eden Project in Cornwall planned for June 14.

The rescheduled run was intended for 2020 but, like most tours, was delayed owing to the pandemic.

Ticketholders will be able to apply for refunds from their point of purchase.



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