The New York Times just ran a story on Chic’s founding member and disco legend Nile Rodgers, and late in the piece, it’s quietly mentioned that the band will play Coachella next year. Though not much else is known about their appearance at the festival — which runs from April 15 through April 17, and again from April 22 through April 24 — the Times adds:
He is helping to score Hugh Jackman’s new one-man show, and it’s going to be “insane.” Coachella called him and booked Chic to perform at the festival for the first time next spring, right around the time he is due to hit 64. How “awesome” is that?
Chic will release an album, It’s About Time, sometime soon (it was delayed from a June 2015 projection), off of which they’ve already shared the synth-spangled “I’ll Be There.” They’ve also been nominated for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a tenth time.