Nile Rodgers to perform at Limerick’s Big Top

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

Nile Rodgers is to perform with his legendary band, Chic, at Limerick's Big Top in October
LEGENDARY musician Nile Rodgers, who worked on one of the songs of the summer in Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, is to play in Limerick’s Big Top with his band Chic.

LEGENDARY musician Nile Rodgers, who worked on one of the songs of the summer in Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, is to play in Limerick’s Big Top with his band Chic.

The dreadlocked, typically white suited wearing guitarist, who wowed the masses at Glastonbury recently, will play in the city’s Milk Market venue on Friday, October 27, together with Chic.

Rodgers formed the legendary disco and R&B band in the mid-1970s with bassist Bernie Edwards, enjoying huge success with songs such as Le Freak, I Want Your Love and Everybody Dance. As of late, the band and the guitarist have been enjoying a revival, also impressing at the recent Forbidden Fruit festival in Kilmainham, Dublin earlier this summer.

Rodgers himself is one of the most prolific songwriters of his generation, composing and producing songs with David Bowie, Madonna, Diana Ross, Duran Duran and of late, Daft Punk.

The gig in Limerick’s Big Top is not the only one expected to be announced for the coming months, with bookers Dolan’s expected to unveil another gig for September in the venue. American singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, supported by local favourites Hermitage Green, plays there next Thursday.

Tickets for Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, priced at €38/30 will go on sale this Friday at 9am from dolans.ie and Ticketmaster.