Please note that these two shows are completely SOLD OUT but a third night has since been added – click here for further details. Following the success of their stunning performance at Forbidden Fruit 2013, Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Chic are returning to Dublin in 2013 for 2 headline shows at Vicar Street. Nile Rodgers and his band Chic will be performing live on stage at Vicar Street in Dublin on Tuesday the 29th and Wednesday the 30th of October 2013. Tickets for Chic live at Vicar Street in Dublin priced from €38.50 including booking fee and will be on sale from 9am on Friday the 19th of July 2013 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Chic live at Vicar Street in Dublin this coming October 2013.
Tickets for Chic live at Vicar Street in Dublin may also be purchased via the following telephone numbers:
0818 719 300 – Republic of Ireland customers
0844 277 4455 – Northern Ireland customers
00353 1 456 9569 – International customers
Nile Gregory Rodgers is an American musician, composer, arranger, and guitarist, and is considered one of the most influential music producers in the history of popular music.
Rodgers began his career as a session guitarist in New York, touring with the Sesame Street band in his teens, and then working in the house band at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater – playing behind Screaming Jay Hawkins, Maxine Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ben E. King, Betty Wright, Earl Lewis and the Channels, Parliament Funkadelic, and many other legendary R&B artists.
Nile Rodgers met bassist Bernard Edwards in 1970. Together they formed The Big Apple Band that backed R&B act New York City (“I’m Doing Fine Now”). The band’s one hit allowed them to tour extensively, even opening for The Jackson 5 on the American leg of their first world tour in 1973. New York City disbanded after their second album failed to yield a hit, but Nile Rodgers and Bernard joined forces with drummer Tony Thompson, and worked and recorded as a Funk Rock band called The Boys. They played numerous gigs up and down the East Coast. Despite major label interest in their demos, they could not get a record deal when the record companies discovered they were black; the excuse was that black Rock & Roll artists would be too hard to promote. The band continued gigging, but more often as the Big Apple Band, playing local bars.
As the Big Apple Band, Rodgers and Edwards worked with Ashford & Simpson, Luther Vandross and many others. But another New York artist named Walter Murphy, got a hit record and his band was also called The Big Apple Band. Rodgers and Edwards were forced to change their band’s name to avoid confusion, hence, the R&B/Funk /Disco band Chic was formed in 1977.
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