Lionel Richie announces Carlisle show in UK tour

Lionel Richie, who has announced a summer tour of the UK Credit: PA

Lionel Richie has announced a tour of the UK, with a show in Carlisle this summer.

The US singer-songwriter is hitting the road in June for a string of gigs,starting with a show at Franklin's Gardens in Northampton on 1 June.

Richie, 68, will play at Carlisle United stadium, Brunton Park, on 17 June.

Other tour stops include Perth, Hove, Lincoln, Shrewsbury, Leigh, Scarborough, Chesterfield and London, where Richie will play at Hampton Court Palace Festival.

The Hello singer plans to perform hits from across his extensive backcatalogue, up to the present day.

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.

Lionel Richie

Tickets for Richie's concerts go on sale on 2 February.