On Dec. 22, the United States government officially shutdown putting the lives of hundreds of thousands of federal government lives at risk. Now, with January on the verge of coming to a close and no resolution of the government being reinstated, the government employed residents are starting to become desperate to feed their families, pay their bills, and exist in our capitalistic-driven society. The politics behind why our government has torn the country apart but fortunately, legendary disco/funk group Chic, led by Nile Rodgers, is attempting to bring peace to the minds of those affected by the current government shutdown.
Chic and Nile Rodgers are currently on a country-wide tour with Cher and plan to set aside 600 tickets for furloughed government employees for their Washington DC show MGM National Harbor on Jan. 26. The first three-hundred applicants that fit the criteria and are in the DC-area that wish to attend the concert can apply, here. If granted access to the concert selected applicants will be provided with two tickets.
Nile Rodgers took the time to draft a public statement on the state of our government and his open invitation to his upcoming concert stating the following,
“Like many people, I’m frustrated by what’s happening and my heart goes out to these incredibly hard-working people who provide important service to our country, yet have had their lives, disrupted by circumstances, not of their doing. As a two-time cancer survivor, I believe music has a tremendous power and this is a small gesture I can make to provide some joy and healing. In one of my biggest songs I wrote, ‘We Are Family, I’ve got all my sisters with me,’ I consider all of these people to be my brothers and sisters and I hope this lets them know that we are 100 percent behind them.”
Tickets for upcoming Cher and Chic ticket and tour locations can be found, here via AXS. With that said, check out Chic's classic disco single "Le Freak" in the video link provided above and stick with AXS for all of your ticketing needs.