Steve Wonder announced that on July 6th he'll play London's Hyde Park for his "Celebration of Life, Love and Music" career-spanning concert. Old friend and former Motown label-mate Lionel Richie will serve as the show's opening act.

NME.com quoted Wonder as saying about the gig, "We’re living in a time where there’s so much is going on in the world. But the one thing that we know for sure that we can celebrate is life, love and music. I’m very thankful that you all have been so wonderful to me, giving me your life and allowing me to share my music with you since I was 11-years-old, which was just a little ago. So, we’re just going to play and have fun."

Stevie Wonder continues to influence each new generation of performers with his songcraft, positive message, and flawless vocal delivery. We asked him what advice he would give to the current crop of young hit makers: "As good as you might feel you are, you can always be better. And, y'know, just continue to be inspired and continue to inspire. And know that, y'know, this is more than just something you can assume that you were supposed to get this. This is an honor and it's a blessing, so treat it as such."

Stevie Wonder will next perform on June 24th at Morrison, Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre

AUDIO: STEVIE WONDER ON HIS ADVICE TO YOUNGER ARTISTS