Disco-legends, Nile Rogers and CHIC announced last week that they will be going on tour at the end of the year in the run up to Christmas. The award-winning stars led by Nile Rogers will take on their first ever UK Arena tour which will consist of 5 shows across the UK starting in Glasgow and ending with a huge show at the O2 in London.
The tour will shadow the release of their first album – the appropriately named ‘It’s About Time’ – in 25 years which is taking place on the 21stSeptember. Rogers told NME, “we are putting together the party of the festive season!” and is sure to bring ‘Good Times’ to those lucky enough to score a ticket. The album follows the band’s first single which came out at the beginning of the year. ‘Till The World Falls’ was produced alongside leading producers Mura Masa and Anderson Paak and became the band’s first single since the track ‘I’ll Be There’ which was debuted in 2015.
CHIC rose to fame in the 1970’s in an era that screamed glitters balls and checkerboard dancefloors. Led by Nile Rogers, the band found hits with ‘Le Freak’ and ‘Everybody Dance’ that saw them become icons for their time. Rogers, a multi-award-winning guitarist, producer, composer and arranger has collaborated over more recent years with artists such as Sigala, Daft Punk and the late electronic dance producer, Avicii. He has also produced work over the years for other multi-decorated artists such as Diana Ross, David Bowie and Madonna. His contributions to the music industry have led to him being induced into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as well as within Songwriting.
Rogers stated that amongst the transportation back to the 70s and performance of hits from the new album that the bands show will be accompanied by long-term friend, MistaJam and other guests. Fans were granted presale access to the tour tickets early by purchasing the new album on Wednesday 5thSeptember ahead of general release on Friday 7thSeptember. There are also VIP packages available for dedicated fans that truly want CHIC’s love.
You can purchase tickets for Nile Rogers & CHIC through Ticketmaster.