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On Thursday’s (Aug. 16) Today
show, Lionel Richie talked a little bit about his 2013 tour that
begins in February. He said once his European tour is over at the end of this year, he wants to take the show across America
and admitted, “Life on the road is probably where I live best.” And I think it will be so cool to see Richie bring his Tuskegee
album to life. But Richie didn’t say who may be performing with him on tour. You know how Brad
Paisley brings a hologram of Carrie Underwood with him to perform
their “Remind Me” duet at their concerts?
And how Jason Aldean will occasionally have Kelly
Clarkson with him when it comes time to do “Don’t You
Wanna Stay”? I’d love to see Richie surprise us with a few cameos like that. Maybe Kenny
Chesney could join Richie onstage for their “My Love” duet. Or Darius
Rucker for “Stuck on You.” Or, if he’s not too busy with his Vegas shows, Tim
McGraw would be able to sing “Sail On” at a couple of shows. Who would you like to see join Richie on tour?