In what’s sure to be the funkiest bill of the year, Earth, Wind, & Fire (EWF) is pairing with Chic featuring Nile Rodgers for a 22-city summer arena tour. EWF already snagged headlines for scoring a sweet spot on the Live Nation-backed “Classic East/West” concerts with Fleetwood Mac and Journey in L.A. and New York City, but the new tour — with recent Rock Hall inductee Nile Rodgers — hits all four corners of the U.S. The trek kicks off on July 12th at Oakland, California’s Oracle Arena and winds down on August 22nd in Clarkston, Michigan at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
EWF’s Philip Bailey explained to us why the thinks the group has had such longevity: “For us, we’ve been fortunate to have all the right stars aligned at the right place. All the people that have been there with us, since the beginning, from record companies, to musicians, to co-producers, and writers. Everything has to kind of line up together, so we’ve been, we’ve been really, really fortunate in that way.”
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