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ATL | 08:57 UK time, Friday, 15 June 2012

 

Disco legends Chic will play a live show in Belfast this summer.

Led by guitarist and production maestro Nile Rodgers, the band will play the Mandela Hall on Wednesday August 1st supported by a DJ set from Space Dimension Controller.

Chic were responsible for some of disco's most memorable musical moments from 'I Want Your Love' to 'Le Freak'. In the 1970's and 1980's Rogers produced global hits for Madonna, David Bowie, Diana Ross and Sister Sledge.

Chic's performance at Electric Picnic in 2009 is regarded as a landmark performance, but the concert in August will be the band's debut in Northern Ireland. Nile Rodgers was the keynote speaker at the launch of the first ever Belfast Music Week in 2010, shortly before he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, the treatment for which the songwriter has been documenting on his blog since.

Despite this, Chic have continued touring and Rodgers' colourful autobiography has become a besteller.

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