"As Covid-19 and its variants continue to impact the world, I have decided to postpone my European tour scheduled for this summer," the musician said.

Between June and August, Lionel Richie had scheduled a series of performances across Europe, entitled "Hello", with a visit to the Manuel Possolo Hippodrome on July 24, at the CoolJazz festival, in Cascais.

The return of tickets for Lionel Richie's concert will be made from February 8, at the places where they were purchased.

The 17th edition of the CoolJazz festival is due to take place throughout the month of July, with names such as John Legend, Miguel Araújo, Yan Tiersen, Diana Krall and Jorge Ben Jor confirmed currently.

Performances by Herbie Hancock and Neneh Cherry at the festival have also been cancelled.