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Lionel Richie Reviews

ConcertsContemporary PopVocal & Classic PopLegends Live

Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 12



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!

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.

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.

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.

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...

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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