Thursday, July 25, 2024

When Cancer Was Killing Me

A little over three years ago I was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of cancer

A little over three years ago I was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of cancer. Upon receiving that information and weighing my options I decided while the doctors did their therapy I'd do my own. My therapy was to do as much music as possible.

In retrospect it was a great idea.

Most people know about my music with Daft Punk: "Get Lucky," AVICII's, "Lay Me Down" ft. Adam Lambert, as well as my collaborations with Disclosure, Carl Cox, Pharrell Williams, Tensnake, my Prince concerts with my band CHIC (and our new record), and many other projects on the horizon.

But one of the projects that filled me with hope right after cancer struck was my tour with an orchestral project called The Night of the Proms. It was nothing less than one of the greatest musical spectacles around and all the artists are like one big family.

I'm proud that NOTP is finally coming to America, and CHIC is part of it's maiden voyage. Everyone who loves the experience of CHIC live, will be blown away when you hear us playing our hits with Orchestra Il Novecento under the direction of Robert Groslot. It's absolutely magical, healing, loving, and very funky.

We will be with some great friends like Kenny Loggins, The Pointer Sisters, and Michael McDonald just to name a few. If you are anywhere near Dallas on June 19, Little Rock on June 20, Kansas City on June 21, or Omaha on June 22, come and check us out!

It will be easy to see how the music and love of Night of the Proms filled me with life When Cancer Was Killing Me.



VIDEO: Night of the Proms Comes to the US


In retrospect it was a great idea - Here we're with the Roots on Jimmy Fallon - one of hundreds of gigs in 3 yrs

Me, Nathan East, Omar Hakim, and Star Wars Storm Trooper stand-ins for Daft Punk Grammy rehearsal

AVICII's, "Lay Me Down" ft. Adam Lambert

I'm working on a collaboration with Disclosure, Jimmy Napes, and the incredible Sam Smith

In the first year of my cancer recovery the Night of the Proms Tour filled me with life

"Wave 'em like you just don't care" at the NOTP

CHIC's Folami killing it at NOTP

Seal and the string section getting their party on at NOTP

Me and the CHIC Girls with Il Novecento getting an ovation

Maestro Robert Groslot, Le DIV4S, Seal and the orchestra ripping up NOTP

Me thanking the orchestra after playing a great set at NOTP

Our Night of the Proms Group Shot - Yes, that's Alison Moyet 2nd from my right

Night of the Proms
w CHIC ft Nile Rodgers, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, The Pointer Sisters and more