Philip Bailey, left, and his band Earth, Wind & Fire will perform in KeyBank Center this summer. (Getty Images)

Earth, Wind & Fire fans will be excited for the 11th night of August - which unfortunately doesn't have the same ring as the "21st night of September" - as the versatile band hits the KeyBank Center for its first area show since 2013.

The 10-piece band, which nears its 50th anniversary, will be joined on the August 11 bill by co-headliners Chic with Nile Rodgers. Tickets, which run from $39.50 to $150, go on sale at 10 a.m. April 28 through LiveNation.com, Tickets.com or by calling 1-888-223-6000. The show is slated to begin at 8 p.m.

"By fusing funk, soul, R&B, rock and even disco with pop stylings, Earth Wind & Fire created a string of timeless albums and evergreen hit singles during its first decade together, in the process influencing everyone from Prince to D’Angelo and Genesis," wrote News Pop Music Critic Jeff Miers before the band's last visit.

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