Daft Punk's disco icon of choice Nile Rodgers has signed a new deal with Warner Bros Records and will be releasing a new Chic album in June.
As Fact reports, it has been widely expected that might expect new music from Chic, given the huge success Rodgers has had touring the band, as well as the the success of his memoir Le Freak and collaborations with Daft Punk.
Warner Bros. have not only picked up Chic (with a new album reported to be due in June, preceded by a single in March), but they’ve snapped up Rodgers’ label Land of The Good Groove. The first single from Chic in nearly 25 years will be 'I'll Be There' in March. Chic will also play Sir Elton John's Grammy Party on 22 February.
Chairman and CEO Cameron Strang made the announcement, declaring: "Nile Rodgers’ influence on the course of modern music cannot be overstated. For the past four decades, his visionary work as a songwriter, producer, bandleader, and musician has reverberated across genres and generations. From groundbreaking guitarwork, to an uncanny hitmaking instinct, to shaping the sound of countless artists, he has created a phenomenal musical legacy. Nile has never stopped moving forward, so I am thrilled to welcome him into the WBR family as he begins a dynamic new chapter of his extraordinary career."
Rodgers recently was announced as the latest addition to British Summer Time festival. Performing on the same day as Kylie Minogue and Grace Jones - 21 June - tickets are now on sale. For tickets and more information click here.