Everybody Dance! Nile Rodgers & Chic to Return to Scarborough Open Air Theatre in 2021
by Steve Crabtree / @stevecrab
The undisputed Kings of Disco Nile Rodgers & CHIC are returning to the Yorkshire coast in 2021.
The legendary hit-makers will play a re-arranged headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Friday, August 20. And you can buy your tickets at 9am on Friday 9th October.
“Pioneered musical language”
Nile Rodgers is a multiple Grammy Award-winning composer. He’s a producer, arranger, and guitarist. And he’s got more than 200 production credits to his name. He is constantly expanding the boundaries of popular music. And as the co-founder of CHIC, he pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits. His work includes ‘Le Freak’, ‘Good Times’ and ‘Everybody Dance’ that sparked the advent of hip-hop.
Nile Rodgers & CHIC are no strangers to Scarborough Open Air Theatre having played a sell-out show at the venue in 2018. On-Magazine was there for that one, and we’re excited about this one too. No-one was left sitting on their seat in 2018 and 2021 will be no different.
On the announcement of the original 2020 show date Nile said: “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. “
“It’s going to be another amazing night – so bring your dancing shoes!”
Nile covers all styles of music across every generation. And his music has gained him inductions into the Rock and Roll and Songwriters Hall of Fame.
His work with CHIC and his productions for artists such as David Bowie, Diana Ross and Madonna have sold more than 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide. His innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Sigala, Disclosure and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music.
This unmissable Scarborough OAT show is presented by Cuffe and Taylor. Promoter Peter Taylor said: “We were absolutely devastated to cancel this year’s summer season at Scarborough OAT, including Nile Rodgers & CHIC’s eagerly-awaited return here. Their show here in 2018 was just sensational. They never fail to get an entire arena on their feet dancing. And we’ve had so many fans asking us to bring them back.
“Therefore, we are delighted to announce Nile and CHIC will be returning to Scarborough OAT in 2021. They are global superstars. Nile is behind some of the best-known songs ever written and this is going to be a night not to be missed.”
Tickets for Nile Rodgers and CHIC go on sale on 9th October. You can buy them via scarboroughopenairtheatre.com.