When: 7pm on Wednesday 29 May 2013
Where: The Ritz, Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5NQ
Nile Rodgers’ legendary disco group Chic to play a rare headline show in Manchester this May.
Chic are an American disco and R&B band that were founded in 1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards. The group, still fronted by Rodgers, are best known for hit songs including Le Freak, Dance Dance Dance, I Want Your Love, Good Times – the latter of which provided the bedrock of The Sugarhill Gang’s A Rapper’s Delight, the first multiple-platinum Hip Hop single. The group regard themselves as a rock band for the disco movement ‘that made good on hippie peace, love and freedom’. In October 2012, Chic were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the seventh time.
Nile Rodgers, whose 1958 Fender Stratocaster has played on an estimated $2bn worth of hit music, also has numerous producer credits to his name – including Let’s Dance, David Bowie‘s biggest-selling album, and Madonna‘s blockbuster album Like a Virgin, plus records by Sister Sledge, Duran Duran and Diana Ross. In March 2013, Rodgers was profiled in the highly rated BBC4 documentary special, Nile Rodgers: The Hitmaker.
Chic and Rodgers follow up on recent high-profile appearances at The Warehouse Project and Parklife Festival (featuring Johnny Marr on guitar for Le Freak) with this rare headline performance at The Ritz.