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Lionel Richie seals SA tour with a promise

The 'Hello' hitmaker performed five shows as part of his 'All the Hits, All Night Long' tour in SA.

US singer Lionel Richie performed at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on 21 March 2016. Picture: @947 via Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - US soul singer Lionel Richie has promised South African fans that he'll be back soon, after he performed the last of his five shows at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg last night.

The star performed the shows as part of his All the Hits, All Night Long tour.

Richie made the promise just after one song on stage and raved about the love his South African fans have shown him over the years.

He had the crowd on their feet as he performed all-time favourites including Dancing on the Ceiling, All Night Long and Brick House.

The four-time Grammy Award winner took fans back to his days with the Commodores with Easy Like Sunday Morning and Lady.

And later he took to the piano for hits including Three Times a Lady, Still and Stuck on You.

This was the music icon's third visit to the country and it goes without saying that his fans, young and old, are looking forward to the next time he takes over local stages.

Local singer and song writer Zonke Dikana opened for Richie. She had the crowd singing along to top hits, including S.O.S, Release Me and Feelings.

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