Lionel Richie will be playing Shropshire this summer after announcing his UK.

The US singer-songwriter is hitting the road in June for a string of gigs, including a show at Shrewsbury Town FC on Wednesday, June 13.

Other tour stops include Northampton, Perth, Hove, Lincoln, Leigh, Carlisle, Scarborough, Chesterfield and London, where Richie will play at Hampton Court Palace Festival.

The Hello singer, 68, plans to perform hits from across his extensive back catalogue, up to the present day.

"I've been missing the UK and can't wait to make my long awaited return and to see parts of the country I've never made it out to before," said the star.

"The fans are always incredible and they make the atmosphere at every show electric, so I look forward to singing along with them soon."

Tickets for Richie's concerts go on sale on February 2.