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Lionel Richie released his hit “All Night Long” in 1983. Forty years later, the track still holds up, but some things have definitely changed.

Richie was asked about the track when he appeared on The View yesterday (March 28) with fellow American Idol judges Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. Particularly, he was asked what the track was about. (Wink, wink.)

The music icon didn’t hesitate and said, “When I wrote ‘All Night Long,’ it was truly all night long. Now my ‘all night long’ is down to a fierce 15 minutes. But don’t worry about it, we’ll talk about it later.”

This led to a large laugh from the studio audience, but then Perry chimed in. She said, “Is this show live? Fifteen minutes, that’s long, bud!” Perry then extended her hand, and Richie shook it and said, “Damn, right!” A visibly uncomfortable Bryan then extended his hand and hesitantly said, “Yeah, Lionel!”


Richie is hitting the road this summer with Earth, Wind & Fire on a 20-date North American tour. A full list of dates is below, and tickets are available at

Lionel Richie/Earth, Wind & Fire – 2023 North American Tour Dates

8/04 – St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
8/05 – Chicago, IL – United Center
8/08 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
8/09 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
8/11 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
8/12 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
8/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
8/18 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
8/19 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
8/22 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
8/25 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – FLA Live Arena
8/26 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
8/29 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
9/01 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
9/02 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
9/05 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
9/08 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
9/11 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
9/12 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
9/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights