Dick Clark ProductionsLionel Richie is the latest star to join the lineup of ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017.
The legendary singer will be the first artist to perform following the midnight countdown and celebration in New York City’s Times Square.
Richie will appear live from the stage of his New Year’s Eve concert in Las Vegas and, appropriately enough, he’ll be singing his chart-topping 1983 hit “All Night Long.”
The New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special gets underway Saturday, December 31, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and will run for five-and-a-half hours.
Ryan Seacrest will host the Times Square portion of the event, where Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan, DNCE and country star Thomas Rhett will be performing live, and Jenny McCarthy will be reporting from the ground.
Fergie will host the West Coast festivities at the Billboard Hollywood Party, where the performance lineup includes John Legend, Flo Rida, Fifth Harmony, Emeli Sande, Hailee Steinfeld and a variety of other pop acts.
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