Organizers for Outside Lands have announced that D’Angelo will be unable to perform at Outside Lands this Friday due to a medical emergency. In his place, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers will take his slot to close the Sutro Stage. “We hope that D’Angelo has a speedy recovery, and we are grateful to Nile Rodgers and CHIC for stepping in at this late hour,” says Allen Scott of Another Planet Entertainment. The R&B singer had already cancelled shows this week in Minneapolis, Chicago and San Diego after cancelling shows in New York and Columbia, MD. The name Nile Rodgers may sound familiar to the younger crowd, as he teamed up with Daft Punk on their track, “Get Lucky”.
CHIC, who recently performed at the Glastonbury Festival, had numerous hits during the 70s with their brand of uptown disco and downtown funk. Co-founder Nile Rodgers has an extraordinary history of collaborations as producer and performer with many artists including Madonna, David Bowie’s most successful album Let’s Dance and, most recently, Daft Punk.