CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers are coming to Dublin's Iveagh Gardens and The Marquee in Cork this July.

Following an outstanding performance at Electric Picnic last August, CHIC and Nile Rodgers are taking their live show back to Ireland with a gig in Dublin's Iveagh Gardens on July 9 and The Marquee in Cork on July 10.

Tickets are priced at €51.15 and go on sale Thursday, March 12 at 9am from usual outlets.

As the co-founder of CHIC, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that sparked the advent of hip-hop with Good Times, distinguished CHIC as the "most sampled band in history" (The Guardian, 2011), won CHIC nine Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations, and generated groundbreaking pop hits like Le Freak, which was inducted into the 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame.

His career-defining productions for David Bowie (Let's Dance), Madonna (Like A Virgin), Diana Ross (diana), and Sister Sledge (We Are Family), plus his work with artists like Duran Duran, INXS, Mick Jagger, Grace Jones, Steve Winwood, Peter Gabriel, The B-52s, and Michael Jackson, have sold over 200 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Disclosure, and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music.

As a cultural icon and music innovator with more than 200 production credits to his name, Nile Rodgers transcends all styles of music across every generation. Signed to Warner Bros., he will release It's About Time in June 2015 — the first new CHIC album in nearly 25 years — and take CHIC on the road following the March 20 release of the album's first single I'll Be There.

Rolling Stone recently named Rodgers one of 'the 50 most important people in EDM' saying, "The full scope of Nile Rodgers' career is still hard to fathom, and it's not just ongoing, it's in overdrive.