CHIC with Nile Rodgers announce UK tour

Music legend Nile Rodgers and his disco funk band CHIC are back with their first single in 23 years and a UK tour.

By Graham Walker
Wednesday, 11th February 2015, 5:34 pm
Chic featuring Nile Rodgers announce 2015 UK tour
Chic featuring Nile Rodgers announce 2015 UK tour

The guitar wizard and arguably the greatest dance band in the world will play just five concerts to support the release, called I’ll Be There.

And Rodgers has promised he will be in the UK to celebrate with fans.

The I’ll Be There tour will start at the Roundhouse in London on March 20 and continue through to the O2 Academy in Leeds, March 22, O2 Academy Glasgow, March 23, O2 Apollo Manchester, March 24, then O2 Academy Birmingham, March 25.

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Chic featuring Nile Rodgers announce 2015 UK tour

Considered one of the greatest live bands, CHIC’s sound is undoubtedly defined by the rhythm guitar and musicianship of Rodgers, resulting in some of the biggest dance singles of all time including Le Freak, He’s The Greatest Dancer and Good Times.

The sound, which he perfected with the late great former CHIC bass player Bernard Edwards, created a template for funk, dance and even hip hop.

Rodgers has gone on to collaborate with some of the world’s biggest stars including Madonna, David Bowie, Duran Duran, more recently Daft Punk - with whom he picked up three Grammy Awards in 2014, Pharrell Williams, Aviici and Disclosure.

CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers is also confirmed to support Kylie Minogue at British Summer Time Hyde Park on June 21, with CHIC’s first new studio album in 25 years expected later this year.

Rodgers said: “Our fans in the UK are some of the greatest in the world so we’re really excited to be coming over to play live shows.

“We headlined a couple of festivals last summer but it’s great to be able to see more of the UK this time around – see you there!”

I’ll Be There Tour tickets go on sale Friday, February 13, 9am from www.AXS.com - also click on the links to the tour venues below.

MARCH 2015:

London, NW1 8EH.