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Lionel Richie talks about Las Vegas residency

Posted at 9:41 PM, Apr 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-27 02:22:28-04
Hello, it's Lionel Richie's residency you're looking for. 
The singer will start his "All the Hits" show Wednesday at Planet Hollywood hotel-casino's Axis Theater. He talked about the residency with 13 Action News on Tuesday.
"At the end they were all dancing to something they hadn't quite heard yet, and then somewhere around the first month it was like that," Richie said. "It was pandemonium all night long. We did that here in Las Vegas." 
Additionally, Richie chatted about the recent death of Prince, his friend and colleague. 
"I feel blindsided as losing a parent. When I got in the business, there were a couple of us in the same band and when you start losing those ... guys, I don't even know if I accept it yet," he said.
Richie says Prince knew about his Las Vegas residency and was planning on coming. 
The first time Richie had performed in Las Vegas, his most popular song had been out for just three weeks. During his new residency, He will be performing "All the Hits" but also some new songs.
He is planning on working a new album during his time in Las Vegas. Richie said his writing is influenced by the late Michael Jackson and Prince.
"Part of the reason I was writing what I was writing is because there was a guy named Stevie over there, there is guy named Michael over there, there is a guy named Prince over there," he said.

Richie has 20 shows on the calendar through Oct. 12. Tickets can be bought here.