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Put your dancing shoes on as legendary disco group; Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, are heading to Australia. They will perform a series of rare and must-see gigs across New South Wales, Adelaide and Victoria in March.
Former Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers is everywhere at present. First came his illuminating autobiography, which shed light on the excesses of the disco era and his fight against cancer. Then came news of his collaboration with Daft Punk. Now comes word of a new La Roux album, apparently inspired by the great man.
A report in the new issue of Mojo (via FACT) highlights Rodgers' influence on the album, currently being recorded by the duo in a barn in the countryside in England, which singer Elly Jackson describes as having “its own climate. Surrounded by geese and otters.”
There’s no new yet of a title or release date for the new recordings, but if the duo can come up with something half as catchy as the eternally airplayed “Bulletproof,” then they’re likely to strike gold again. The description of the album as being influenced by "rare disco" tends to suggest they will.
Playground Weekender has unfortunately been cancelled due to weather. Please do check out Nile Rodgers & The CHIC Organization LIVE at The Metro on Monday, March 5, 2012.