Chic feat. Nile Rodgers to headline Liverpool Music Week

LIVERPOOL Music Week has announced that funk legends CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers will headline the 15th Anniversary Year Opening Night Party of the Liverpool-based metropolitan music festival on 26 October 2017. This performance will take place at Echo Arena Liverpool. Liverpool Music Week was recently crowned Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2016, and the Opening Night Party will be CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers’ first show in the city in over four decades. Commenting on the news, Festival Director Mike Deane said: “It’s been quite the journey since starting Liverpool Music Week as a single venue venture back in 2003, but there’s no doubt that today is our single proudest moment as we announce CHIC & Nile Rodgers as our 2017 headliners. There aren’t many individuals in music who compare to their legendary status, importance, and continued iconic relevance. We are utterly thrilled that both Nile and the band have agreed to join us this year. There really isn’t a live music show quite like CHIC, and we can’t think of anyone better to open this milestone year.” As the co-founder of CHIC and 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award winner for Musical Excellence,   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), and generated ground-breaking 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. Tickets are priced at £44.50, £50, £61.50 and go on sale at 10am on Thursday 3 August To book tickets log on to www.echoarena.com/chic Call the Echo Arena box office on 0844 8000 400* *calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge