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Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie plus Gabrielle

Lionel Richie will make a highly anticipated return to Eden in 2023 following his two sell-out shows here in July 2016. The concerts were hailed as among the greatest in the history of the Sessions. The special guest will be iconic British singer-songwriter Gabrielle.


Arena opens: 6pm
Support act - Gabrielle: 7.45pm
Main act - Lionel Richie: 9pm
Ends: 10.30pm

Please note, event timings can be subject to change and are given as a guide only. 

Every Eden Sessions ticket includes entrance to the Eden Project from 9.30am on the day of the gig and the day after, so come and take your time to explore! 

About the band

Hailing from Tuskegee, Alabama, Lionel Richie is a true music icon famous worldwide for mega-hits such as Endless Love, Lady, Truly, All Night Long, Penny Lover, Stuck on You, Hello, Say You, Say Me, and Dancing on the Ceiling, and co-wrote one of the most important pop songs in history, We Are the World, for USA for Africa.  

His acclaimed song catalogue also includes his early work with The Commodores, where he developed a ground-breaking style that defied genre categories, penning smash hits such as Three Times a Lady, Still, and Easy.  

This year (2022) Lionel Richie received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by the Library of Congress and was nominated to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  

He has also been a judge on ABC’s American Idol for the past five seasons. He launched his Las Vegas headlining residency show, Lionel Richie - All the Hits in April 2016.  

In an unforgettable evening featuring his brightest and best anthems which have defined the music icon’s unparalleled career, Lionel Richie recently extended his Back to Las Vegas residency with a 12-show engagement.


Special guest: Gabrielle

This year iconic British singer-songwriter Gabrielle celebrates 30 years since the release of her debut single Dreams, which spent three weeks at number one in the summer of 1993.

Her second number one single, Rise, followed in 2000. She's also had eight more Top 10 hits, notably Out Of Reach, which featured in Bridget Jones’s Diary, If You Ever with East 17 and Give Me A Little More Time.

Her 1999 number one album Rise was one of the most successful of the era and has been certified 4 x Platinum, a status matched by the compilation Dreams Can Come True, Greatest Hits.

After earning a new generation of fans during her show-stealing performances on The Masked Singer in 2021, Gabrielle’s resurgence continued when her album Do It Again flew into the charts at number four.