Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire performing in Orlando next week

Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire are bringing their co-headlining tour to the Kia Center next week.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31, at the Kia Center located at 400 W Church Street in downtown Orlando. Doors open an hour early at 6:30 p.m.

During his solo career, Richie became one of the most successful balladeers of the 1980s, selling over 100 million records worldwide.

Richie has won four Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year for “We Are the World” and Album of the Year for Can’t Slow Down. His ballad, “Endless Love,” was nominated for an Academy Award, while “Say You, Say Me” won both the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

In 2016, Richie received the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s highest honor: the Johnny Mercer Award. Six years later, he received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress as well as the American Music Awards Icon Award.

Additionally, Richie was inducted into the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022. 

Joining Richie on May 31 is Earth, Wind & Fire, a musical group whose style and sound span various music genres including jazz, R&B, soul, funk, disco, pop, Latin, and Afro-pop.

Earth, Wind & Fire is among the best-selling music artists of all time, with over 90 million records sold worldwide. The band is known for its dynamic horn section, as well as its energetic and elaborate stage shows.

The band has won numerous awards, including six Grammys and four American Music Awards. They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the NAACP Image Award Hall of Fame, and Hollywood’s Rockwalk, and they earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Earth, Wind & Fire has also received an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award, a BET Lifetime Achievement Award, a Soul Train Legend Award, a NARAS Signature Governor’s Award, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tickets for the upcoming show at the Kia Center are still available, starting at $21.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Kia Center’s Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind, & Fire webpage.

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