Two of the most-loved groups of the disco era, Earth, Wind & Fire and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, will tour North American arenas together this summer.
The joint itinerary will be called 2054 the Tour, seen as a possible reference to New York’s famous Studio 54 disco. It starts on 12 July in Oakland, concluding with a 22 August date in Detroit and with a stop along the way at Madison Square Garden in New York on 7 August.
The tour will feature a special guest DJ and the seating will be configured with extra space to make it easier for audiences to exercise their dancing feet to the full. Tickets go on sale on Friday (28 April).
Says Philip Bailey, one of Earth, Wind & Fire’s lead vocalists and original members: “Nile Rodgers and Chic are legendary for their iconic style, song, sound, and groove. Get ready for a non-stop 2054 party!” Bailey, a Grammy Award-winner in his own right, has also won six Grammys as a member of EW&F.
Rodgers recently received the Award for Musical Excellence from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He advises fans to “get your feet ready for a deluge of hits!”
Full tour dates are as follows:
12 July— Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
13 July — Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
18 July — Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
20 July — Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
22 July — San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
23 July — Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
26 July — Chicago, IL, United Center
27 July — St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
29 July — Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
1 August — Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
4 August — Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
5 August — Boston, MA, TD Garden
7 August — New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
9 August — Washington D.C., Verizon Center
10 August — Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
11 August — Buffalo, NY, KeyBank Center
13 August — Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
15 August — Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
17 August — Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
18 August — Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center
19 August — Atlanta, GA, Verizon Amphitheatre
22 August — Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre