LEGENDARY BANDS EARTH, WIND & FIRE AND CHIC FT. NILE RODGERS ANNOUNCE

2054 

NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR

 

– Tickets On Sale Starting April 28 at LiveNation.com –

Two of the most successful and critically-acclaimed bands Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers announced today 2054 The Tour, which will travel across 20+ North American cities this summer beginning July 12 in Oakland, CA. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, will take the multi-platinum selling groups through major U.S. cities including New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston and Washington, DC before concluding August 22 in Detroit, MI.  Amping up the summer fun, 2054 The Tour will feature a special guest DJ and a specialized seating configuration toward the front of the stage where seats will have additional space between them to encourage audiences to dance the night away.

 

American Express cardholders will have access to presale tickets in select cities beginning Monday, April 24 at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m. local time. For complete presale details and ticket information, please visit www.ticketmaster.com.

 

“Nile Rodgers and CHIC are legendary for their iconic style, song, sound, and groove,” said Philip Bailey, co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire. “Get ready for a non-stop 2054 party!”

 

“There was a time when we could only dream of ‘seeing’ Earth, Wind & Fire live, now we get the honor of sharing the stage together. Get your feet ready for a deluge of hits,” stated Nile Rodgers of CHIC and the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.

 

With multiple #1 hit singles between Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers, 2054 The Tour will feature non-stop entertainment from two of America’s most legendary musical groups. Most recently, Nile Rodgers was honored with an Award for Musical Excellence from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted in 2000.

 

Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers: 2054 The Tour

All dates, venues and cities below subject to change.

Date City Venue
July 12, 2017 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
July 13, 2017 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
July 18, 2017 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
July 20, 2017 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
July 22, 2017 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
July 23, 2017 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
July 26, 2017 Chicago, IL United Center
July 27, 2017 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
July 29, 2017 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
August 1, 2017 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
August 4, 2017 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
August 5, 2017 Boston, MA TD Garden
August 7, 2017 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
August 9, 2017 Washington DC Verizon Center
August 10, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
August 11, 2017 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
August 13, 2017 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
August 15, 2017 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
August 17, 2017 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
August 18, 2017 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
August 19, 2017 Atlanta, GA Verizon Amphitheatre
August 22, 2017 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

 

About Earth, Wind & Fire:

Earth, Wind & Fire is one of the most innovative and influential contemporary music forces of the 20th century. With a signature sound beyond category and a groove as deep as the soul of the planet the band has impacted the history of music and pop culture for over four decades. EWF has sold over 90 million recordings earning them a solid spot as one of the all-time bestselling music artists. Rolling Stone and VH1 ranked Earth, Wind & Fire on their lists of the Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll. Originating from Chicago in 1969, EWF’s career achievements include a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000), a total of nine Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards.  EWF classic songs have remained staples for last few generations including the hits, “September,” “Shining Star,” “That’s the Way of The World” and “Boogie Wonderland.”   Earth, Wind & Fire’s music continues to influence music with artists ranging from Drake, Kayne West, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and more.  Founded by music genius Maurice White; EWF’s co-founders Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson continue to tour and perform to sold-out audiences around the world.

 

About CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers:

Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multi-Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. As the co-founder of CHIC, 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), generated groundbreaking pop hits like “Le Freak,” and won CHIC eleven Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominations. 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 300 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.

 

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About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.