Nile Rodgers & Chic first 2020 act unveiled by Black Sea Arena

The American guitarist and producer will bring the band he co-founded and then relaunched to the Black Sea coastline venue. Photo via Nile Rodgers & Chic on Facebook., 13 Feb 2020 - 17:59, Tbilisi,Georgia

Three-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist and composer Nile Rodgers will bring his band to Georgia's modern Black Sea Arena venue in the summer, with the headlining artist for the concert hall's new season announced on Wednesday.

The artist, who co-founded the Chic band and has worked on albums featuring major performing names like Lady Gaga and Diana Ross, will be on stage of the coastline venue in July.

Rodgers' appearance will continue a roster of high-profile performers who have been hosted at the BSA stage since its opening in 2016. Inducted on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the American singer, songwriter and producer has been hailed by the Rolling Stone magazine as a musician whose career scope "is still hard to fathom".

Launching his performing and production work in the 1970s, the artist worked on multimillion-copy-selling singles including Everybody DanceLe Freak and I Want Your Love.


Chic was relaunched by Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards in the 1990s after a hiatus following their successful productions in the 1970s and 1980s. Follow-up collaborations with major names continued through work with David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Daft Punk.

Called a "dominant [...] creative force" by The New York Times and "the kind of super talent you only see a handful of times in a lifetime" by Featured Artists Coalition CEO Lucie Caswell, the American performer has a raft of recognitions for his decades in music.

Recipient of three Grammy Awards for his collaboration with Daft Punk (Album of the Year for
Random Access Memories, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of the Year for Get Lucky), he is also found on the Grammy Hall of Fame for Le Freak.

The Black Sea Arena show featuring Rodgers and Chic will welcome audiophiles at the venue, located in summer resort Shekvetili, on July 18.