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'All Night Long' Duet For Floods

18 March 2011

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Lionel Richie & Guy Sebastian release duet of 'All Night Long' for Christchurch Earthquake & Queensland Flood Appeals

A new collaboration between music legend Lionel Richie and Australia's Guy Sebastian of Lionel's hit single 'All Night Long' is now available for purchase and download from the iTunes store to raise funds for those affected by the Christchurch earthquakes and Queensland floods.

Grammy Award nominated producer RedOne - known as 'the man behind Lady Gaga' - also donated his time to the track, contributing irresistible club beats and smooth synthesizer effects to give the classic hit a modern twist and fresh new sound.

Plus, in what is set to be an unforgettable concert highlight, the two chart-topping stars will also perform the song live at all shows on their upcoming Australasian tour starting in New Zealand today.

Lionel jumped at the chance to help those in Australia and New Zealand affected by these multiple natural disasters.

 

"The floods and earthquakes have caused damage on a scale not seen in our lifetime. I can think of no better use for one of my most successful copyrights than to help raise needed funds for the people of Australia and New Zealand. The people of these countries have been very good to me over the course of my career and I welcome the opportunity to return the kindness.

 

"Music is meant to lift the spirit of mankind. There will always be the appropriate avenue for sombre reflection on what was lost in these disasters, however, I chose 'All Night Long' because it will give people a reason to donate and celebrate the good times ahead instead of just dwelling on the past."

 

Guy Sebastian said: "Being offered the tour with Lionel is a real honour but getting to record with him is truly humbling. He is a legend and 'All Night Long' is one of his greatest songs and biggest hits so I'm still pinching myself. I hope people get behind it and support the appeals that the money is going to."

Lionel Richie's original composition 'All Night Long (All Night)' from his second solo album Can't Slow Down was a smash hit in the 80s. The single peaked at #1 on Billboard Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary charts as well as #1 on the ARIA Singles chart.

100% of proceeds from the sale of the single in Australia will be donated to the Queensland Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal. 100% of proceeds from the sale of the single in New Zealand will be donated to the New Zealand Government Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

The single is available now to purchase and download from the iTunes stores in Australia and New Zealand.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE FROM AUSTRALIAN iTUNES

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE FROM NZ iTUNES

 

Lionel Richie and Guy Sebastian tour Australia and New Zealand from March 18 to April 6 with tickets on sale now. For the a day on the green concerts, Lowrider will open all shows.

A DAY ON THE GREEN SHOWS:

Saturday 26 March        BIMBADGEN ESTATE, HUNTER VALLEY NSW

Sunday 27 March          CENTENNIAL VINEYARDS, BOWRAL NSW

Saturday 02 April           ROCHFORD WINES, YARRA VALLEY VIC

Sunday 03 April             LECONFIELD WINES, McLAREN VALE SA

Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au 

All event information, click here 

FRONTIER TOURING SHOWS:

Tuesday 22 March         SYDNEY ACER ARENA
Ticketek 132 849 or ticketek.com.au 

Friday 25 March            BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
Ticketek 132 849 or ticketek.com.au 

Tuesday 29 March         ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE
& Wednesday 30 March   
Ticketek 132 849 or ticketek.com.au 

Wednesday 06 April       NIB STADIUM, PERTH
Ticketmaster 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au 

MEDIA INFORMATION:

a day on the green shows - Chrissie Camp Publicity (02) 9973 3004 chrissie@ccpublicity.com.au 

Frontier Touring shows - MGP: (03) 8687 1353 or info@mgpromotions.com.au 

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