Nile Rodgers to bring some CHIC back to Limerick

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

CHIC's Nile Rodgers at his previous gig in Limerick's Milk Market in 2013. He returns this November to the city. Picture: Ken Coleman
CHIC’S Nile Rodgers was so taken by his time in Limerick two years ago that he is coming back - and he’s bringing his legendary band.

CHIC’S Nile Rodgers was so taken by his time in Limerick two years ago that he is coming back - and he’s bringing his legendary band.

The ‘Hitmaker’, whose Fender Stratocaster guitar is estimated to have played on $2bn worth of hits worldwide, will return for a show at the Big Top in the Milk Market, scene of a monstrous show in October 2013 that was rapturously received by a sell-out crowd.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am and bookers Dolan’s said they were “delighted” to be bringing the superstar and one of the “greatest dance music bands of all time” back to Limerick, fresh from the success of new smash single, I’ll Be There.

“It is a massive compliment for Nile Rodgers to return to the city. It was without doubt one of the best shows the city has ever seen,” said Neil Dolan.

“People still stop me in the street and ask if they will be back. Thankfully, it’s happening,” he added.

Those that flocked to the Chic gig in 2013 were rewarded with a celebration of Rodgers’ legendary hits as he took the audience through a dizzying set-list of classics.

Opening with Everybody Dance and running through a starry hitlist of his greatest hits, Rodgers filled out the set with songs from David Bowie, Madonna, Diana Ross, Duran Duran and more, all of which he wrote or had a hand in writing.

He billed the gig as “completely amazing” and spent a wealth of time shaking hands with the audience and gleefully posing for pictures afterwards.

Tickets priced at €42 plus booking fee go on sale from Ticketmaster outlets and Dolan’s website this Friday.