By Gavin Gibbon
Legendary American singer to be supported by US jazz icons Spyro Gyra
Legendary soul, pop and R&B singer Lionel Richie will headline the second night of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 2020.
Richie, who previously played a sell-out gig at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre back in 2014 and the Abu Dhabi F1 in 2016, will bring his massive array of hits with him, including All Night Long, Hello, Truly, Easy, and Three Times A Lady.
Over his illustrious career the 70-year-old, who was raised in Alabama and began life as an illustrious tennis player, has sold over 90 million records, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.
Richie will be supported on Thursday, February 27, by New York contemporary jazz icons Spyro Gyra, who celebrated their 40th year as a band in 2014. The band has sold over 10 million albums and played over 5,000 shows on five continents.
The latest news follows the announcement that former Fugees singing sensation Lauryn Hill will headline the opening night of the festival, supported by British singer-songwriter and guitarist Bruno Major.
Tickets for the event, which is presented by Mastercard, will go on sale on Wednesday.
Last year’s festival saw ’80s rock heroes Duran Duran, Jamiroquai and Alicia Keys take to the stage in Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, featuring support from some outstanding global and local artists, including local three-piece indie outfit Vandalye.