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09th Feb 2018

Lionel Richie’s legacy to be cemented in stone… literally

Will Lavin

Show me those hands and feet.

Lionel Richie won’t just be dancing on the ceiling this year ahead of his UK summer tour, he’ll also be dancing all over the pavement outside of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

In a recent announcement, the “All Night Long” singer will have his hand and footprints immortalised in cement at the famed TCL Chinese Theatre Imax and therefore receive the oldest reward in Hollywood.

The TCL Chinese Theatre handprints ceremony is one of Hollywood’s richest traditions that has seen some of the most notable talents lay their hand and footprints, including the likes of Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, directors Ridley Scott and Quentin Tarantino, and Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence and Jane Fonda.

Lionel Richie said of the honour:

“Oh my God, this is absolutely incredible! This is my Hollywood dream come true. Of all the Hollywood awards, this is the one I can share with the public forever.”

The TCL Chinese Theatre handprints ceremony is a long standing tradition in Hollywood and provides the six million plus people who visit the site yearly an opportunity to experience the lore of Hollywood up close.

Lionel Richie will embark on a UK tour this summer that will see him visit iconic venues across the UK in areas such as Northampton, Perth, London, Lincoln, Shrewsbury, Leigh, Carlisle, Scarborough, Chesterfield, Hove and North Norfolk.

For more information and how to buy tickets visit our previous post here.