Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson announced yesterday that his band are currently in the studio with none other than the hitmaker himself Nile Rodgers. Wilson further said that the band were in the studio with Rodgers last week writing new material. Kaiser Chief’s last album release Duck was released in 2019 and the new material will be welcomed by the band’s followers.
Nile Rodgers Is Recording Kaiser Chiefs https://t.co/GzZ3RqINjw
— Noise11.com (@Noise11Tweets) November 23, 2021
Kaiser Chiefs previously known as Parva were formed in 2000 and released just one studio album, 22 in 2003 before renaming the group Kaiser Chiefs. The band lineup consists of lead vocalist Charles Richard Wilson, guitarist Andrew White, bassist Simon Rix, keyboardist Nick Baines and drummer Vijay Mistry.
Mistry joined the band in 2013 and is the replacement drummer for founding member and drummer Nick Hodgson, who left the band in 2012. Following the band’s name change, they released their debut album as Kaiser Chiefs in 2005 entitled Employment. The band’s debut album reached number 2 in the UK Official Album Charts and has been certified Platinum 4 times. The band have released seven studio albums to date and are known for their popular number 1 hit single “Ruby” and popular single “I Predict A Riot”
Nile Gregory Rodgers Jr, is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter record producer and music arranger. Rodgers is also the co-founder of Chic and has written, produced, and has performed on albums for music artists such as Diana Ross, Sister Sledge, Madonna, David Bowie, Duran Duran, INXS and many more. Nile Rodgers formed Chic with the late bassist Bernard Edwards who sadly passed away in 1986 from Pneumonia. Chic released their self entitled debut album Chic in 1977. Chic is known for their popular hit singles, “I Want Your Love”, “Everybody Dance“, “Good Times” and “Le Freak”.
Chic originally disbanded in the 1980s and have regrouped over the years with Rodgers continuing to collaborate and produce music artists. Rodger’s has also joined forces with Merck Mercuriadis for the company Hipgnosis Songs Fund. Wilson in announcing new music and his band collaborating with Rodgers said “You’ll probably hear something from those sessions in spring.” Wilson went on to describe his creative process and said “I’m most creative in my dreams” In the interim of new music, the group who played Pub In The Park 2021, enjoyed themselves so much that they are all set to perform at the 2022 event again, said this in their tweet this month.
We really enjoyed our set at @Pubinthepark_, so we’re heading back next year! First tickets will go on sale tomorrow, 10am for anyone who signs up to the PITP newsletter until 11.59pm tonight. pic.twitter.com/T6QwfGDkKX — Kaiser Chiefs (@KaiserChiefs) November 11, 2021
The band are also set to play 3 UK dates next June, followers will have to wait a little longer to hear their new material, judging by Frontman Wilson’s declaration, that new music from the band will not be available until Spring 2022. Rodgers expressed his delight this month as he is set to perform at The Cambridge Club Festival with Chic, Diana Ross, Lionel Ritchie and other artists. The Cambridge Club Festival runs from June 10th- June 12th. Rodgers said this in his tweet.
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) November 12, 2021
2022 Line-Up Revealed Sign up for pre-sale: https://t.co/LfLD6NUXcl
We’re so thrilled to share the first wave of amazing artists at CC 2022
Pre-sale access from 10th November pic.twitter.com/WiEjK8poEv
— The Cambridge Club Festival (@cambridgeclubuk) November 8, 2021
See the Kaiser Chiefs UK June 2022 dates below and buy tickets here
02/06/22 Trimsaran Ffos Las Racecourse
03/06 Doncaster Racecourse
23/06 Galway Festival Big Top
Buy Pub In The Park 2022 tickets here
See the date below for Nile Rodgers and Chic’s performance at The Cambridge Club Festival and buy tickets here
11/06/22 The Cambridge Club Festival.