Chic and Nile Rodgers are to release their first track in 23 years.

The 70s disco band have announced today (09.02.15) that they will launch their new track, 'I'll Be There', at a special show at London's Roundhouse on March 20th.

The legendary musicians will then head to Leeds, Glasgow and Manchester, before ending their UK tour in Birmingham.

Nile said: ''Our fans in the UK are some of the greatest in the world so we're really excited to bring them our new single first... and that's why we're coming over to play these live shows next month! See you there!''

The date of the single launch party was specifically chosen by Astrology student, Nile, as it is the day of the Vernal Equinox, when day and night are equal.

The band also chose to begin in London as it is the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), where the Equinox starts.

The 'Le Freak (Freak Out)' hitmakers - who are regarded as one of the greatest live music bands - are also expected to drop an album later in the year.

Tickets for the 'I'll Be There' UK tour goes on sale at 9am on Friday 13th on and

Full Tour Dates:

Fri 20 March London Roundhouse

Sun 22 March Leeds O2 Academy

Mon 23 March Glasgow Academy

Tue 24 March Manchester O2 Apollo

Wed 25 March Birmingham O2 Academy