EVERYBODY dance, Nile Rodgers & Chic are to return to Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer two years after their debut there.
Looking forward to the August 21 show, Rodgers says: “As most people know, the UK is my home from home. Myself and Chic had a brilliant time when we played Scarborough OAT in 2018 and we cannot wait to come back again this summer. It’s going to be another amazing night, so bring your dancing shoes!”
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday (March 13) at scarboroughopenairtheatre.com, on 01723 818111 or 01723 383636 or in person from the Scarborough OAT box office, in Burniston Road, or the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau, at Scarborough Town Hall, St Nicholas Street.
Nile Rodgers is a multiple Grammy Award-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist with more than 200 production credits to his name. He is constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music.
As the co-founder of Chic with Bernard Edwards, Rodgers pioneered a dancefloor language that generated such hits as Le Freak, Good Times and Everybody Dance, while also sparking the advent of hip-hop.
His Chic catalogue and work with David Bowie, Diana Ross, Sister Sledge and Madonna have sold more than 500 million albums and 75 million singles.
His subsequent innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Sigala, Disclosure and Sam Smith continue to place Rodgers, now 67, at the vanguard of contemporary soul, disco mand pop music.
No wonder the American guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger and composer has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose chairmanship post he now holds.
What’s more, Rodgers was appointed as the inaugural chief creative advisor for the Abbey Road Studios, home to The Beatles’ iconic recording sessions, in London.
Peter Taylor, of Scarborough OAT concert promoters Cuffe and Taylor, says: “Nile Rodgers & Chic are global superstars and we’re delighted to be bringing them back to Scarborough OAT.
“The show in 2018 was brilliant, Nile and Chic never fail to get an entire arena on their feet dancing. This is going to be one of the highlights of the summer and I would strongly advise people to get their tickets now because you will not want to miss this!”
Scarborough Open Air Theatre’s 2020 line-up
Tuesday, June 9: Lionel Richie
Wednesday, June 17: Westlife
Saturday, June 20: Supergrass
Saturday, June 27: Alfie Boe
Saturday, July 4: Snow Patrol
Friday, July 10: Mixtape, starring Marc Almond, Heaven 17 and Living In A Box featuring Kenny Thomas
Friday, July 17: Keane
Tuesday, July 21: Little Mix
Friday, August 14: McFly
Saturday, August 15: Louis Tomlinson
Friday, August 21: Nile Rodgers & Chic
More dates are to be added. Watch this space.