Mariah Carey is going full diva for her tour with Lionel Richie

She’s Going Full Diva

Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey are about to kick off their ‘All the Hits’ tour, and Richie says he’s letting Carey bring everything she needs – and boy, that’s a lot.

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In a recent interview, Richie joked about how he’s expecting Carey to bring her massive escort on tour with her and that she might need a “dressing room larger than the arena.”

“I wanted her to feel in her element,” Richie said. “And a diva has to do what a diva has to do.” The multiplatinum-selling artist said he invited Mariah Carey on tour because of her discography of hits and campy vibe.

“It’s going to be a camp city,” he said. “And I told her, ‘Bring all the camp with you.'”

The Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy-award winner will launch his upcoming ‘All the Hits’ tour alongside the “Vision of Love” singer on July 21 in Oakland. Together they’ll perform on 22 different dates and cities across North America, including Toronto and Vancouver.

The tour was originally set to kick off in March

Richie and Carey announced their co-headlining tour back in December and was originally set to run mid-March to late May.

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But in February, Richie announced in a statement that the tour had to be postponed as he suffered a knee injury and had to undergo surgery.

“When you have been performing as long as I have it takes a toll on your body. Unfortunately, my recovery from a knee procedure will not have me 100 percent ready to start the tour next month. I don’t want to disappoint my fans and I look forward to being back on stage so we can all be ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ together again,” Richie said in the statement.

In order to recover, the tour was delayed for five months. It also was reduced from 35 dates to 22, with show cancellations in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, St. Louis, Nashville, and Charlotte.

Check out the full ‘All the Hits’ tour dates below:

July 21 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena

July 22 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center

July 27 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena

July 30 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center

July 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

August 3 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center

August 4 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center

August 6, New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center

August 10 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center

August 11 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena

August 13 – Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena

August 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

August 18 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center

August 19 – New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden

August 22 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden

August 24 – Toronto, Canada @ Air Canada Centre

August 26 – Chicago, IL @ United Center

August 27 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center

August 29 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

September 1 – Edmonton, Canada @ Rogers Place

September 3 – Vancouver, Canada @ Rogers Arena

September 5 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena

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