Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey are two of the most financially successful musicians of all time. With their unforgettable voices and knack for hooking melodies, they’ve collected platinum-quality singles, Grammys and legions of fans. Their willingness to venture into cheesy smoothness and unabashed sentimentality helped shape the modern pop frontier. Sure, they often smooth off the edges and cut the results with water, but entertainment doesn’t have to be critically robust to sweep you away from the pressures of work, home and living in a human body. The courage to go anywhere — even into kitsch — for a radio-ready hit is a testament to the love these two artists have for their fans. Their joint All the Hits Tour promises to showcase the songs that made them both household names, all nestled in an awe-inspiring, arena-sized flash bang of sight and sound. Escapism might get a bad rap, but what more could you want from a pop song?