Franklin's Gardens to host Lionel Richie's summer curtain-raiser

Friday, June 1, 2018

Franklin’s Gardens will roll out the red carpet for Lionel Richie on Friday 1st June, with Northampton Saints’ home ground welcoming the international superstar for the very first show of his 2018 summer tour.

Tickets for the live event went on sale on Friday 2nd February at 10am, starting from £45.

A superb range of hospitality packages are also available in the Franklin’s Gardens Boxes, Sturtridge Suite, Heroes Lounge and Director’s Lounge – for more information on what’s on offer please CLICK HERE or call 01604 751543.

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Richie’s 2018 tour will see him visit iconic venues across the UK, performing hits from his extensive and much-loved repertoire.

And with the Franklin’s Gardens date kicking off Richie’s summer shows, Saints chief executive Mark Darbon is confident Northampton can be the perfect curtain-raiser.

“We are very much looking forward to welcoming Lionel Richie to Northampton on what promises to be a special night,” he said.

“Franklin’s Gardens is not just the home of the Saints, but a superb multi-use venue which is well suited to host events of this scale, and I can’t wait to see both our regular supporters and non-rugby fans welcomed into the Club in the summer.

“We hope to welcome more events of this calibre in the future and to cement Franklin’s Gardens as a leading multi-purpose venue across the UK.”

This will be the first time Richie has appeared in the UK since his 2016 ‘All The Hits’ tour, which followed a phenomenal Glastonbury performance in 2015 – with over 200,000 people flocking to the Pyramid Stage to make up the biggest crowd of the weekend.

Fans will be able to enjoy timeless hits and sing along to classics such as ‘Lady’, ‘Truly, ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Hello’ and ‘All Night Long’.

And while Richie has now sold over 100 million records worldwide, the four-time Grammy winner admits he is relishing the thought of returning to British soil once again.

“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,” he said.

“The fans are always incredible and they make the atmosphere at every show electric, so I look forward to singing along with them soon.”

Hospitality can be purchased directly from Northampton Saints. For more information on what’s on offer, please CLICK HERE or call 01604 751543.