Lionel Richie will play two Irish dates in 2009.

The legendary pop songwriter, who's sold over 100 million albums worldwide at this stage, hits The O2 in Dublin on Friday, March 13th and Belfast's Odyssey Arena on Monday, March 16th.

Tickets are €59.80, €65.70 and €76.25 (Dublin) and £38, £44 and £49 (Belfast) and on sale next Wednesday, October 22nd, from usual outlets.

Richie releases his new album 'Just Go' this December.