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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 tour of Australia and New Zealand starting in New Zealand on March 18.
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.