Friday 10 July 2015
Live At The Marquee, Cork
TICKETS ON SALE Thursday 12 MARCH AT 9.00AM
MUSIC LEGENDS TO PLAY DUBLIN & CORK THIS SUMMER
CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS RETURN WITH A NEW SINGLE
ON THEIR I’LL BE THERE TOUR
Considered one of the greatest live bands, CHIC’s sound is undoubtedly defined by the rhythm guitar and musicianship of Nile Rodgers, resulting in some of the biggest dance singles of all times. With an amazing live show from the greatest dance band in the world, CHIC is guaranteed to get the party going and have audiences up on their feet this July at the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin on Thursday 9 July and Live At The Marquee Cork on Friday 10 July. Tickets go on sale Thursday 12 March at 9am from all usual outlets.
Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. As the co-founder of CHIC, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times,” distinguished CHIC as the “most sampled band in history” (The Guardian, 2011), won CHIC nine Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations, and generated groundbreaking pop hits like “Le Freak,” which was inducted into the 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame. His career-defining productions for David Bowie (Let’s Dance), Madonna (Like A Virgin), Diana Ross (diana), and Sister Sledge (We Are Family), plus his work with artists like Duran Duran, INXS, Mick Jagger, Grace Jones, Steve Winwood, Peter Gabriel, The B-52s, and Michael Jackson, have sold over 200 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Disclosure, and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music.
As a cultural icon and music innovator with more than 200 production credits to his name, Nile Rodgers transcends all styles of music across every generation. Signed to Warner Bros., he will release It’s About Time in June 2015 — the first new CHIC album in nearly 25 years — and take CHIC on the road following the March 20 release of the album’s first single “I’ll Be There.” In addition to headlining the world’s most prestigious venues, Rodgers’ many endeavors include serving as Chairman and Founder of the We Are Family Foundation (WAFF), giving keynote speeches at events for noted media companies like FremantleMedia as well as music conferences like the International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza, scoring music for blockbuster films, writing the critically acclaimed autobiography Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny (2011), and distributing soundtracks for popular AAA video games via his national distribution company and record label Sumthing Distribution and Sumthing Else Music Works. “The full scope of Nile Rodgers’ career is still hard to fathom, and it’s not just ongoing, it’s in overdrive,” Rolling Stone recently remarked, naming Rodgers one of “the 50 Most Important People in EDM” (2014). Indeed, Rodgers’ unrivaled track record is a mere glimpse of what’s yet to come.
Tickets for CHIC featuring NILE RODGERS at Iveagh Gardens, Dublin and Live At The Marquee, Cork go on sale Thursday 12 March at 9am from:
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