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Nile Rodgers and Chic have decided to help boost furloughed federal workers affected by the government shutdown by giving out 600 free tickets to their show.

Chic will be playing at the MGM National Harbor Jan. 26th and they have allocated 600 tickets for those affected by what is now the longest government in history.

“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,” Rodgers said in a statement. 

“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.”

Those affected can apply by clicking here. The first 300 applicants will receive two tickets.