NEW YORK — Earth, Wind & Fire goes on the road this summer with some classic hits, a new touring partner and lingering heartache.

The hits include “September,” “Shining Star” and “Boogie Wonderland,” while they’ll share the stage with the band Chic, featuring Nile Rodgers. The sadness comes from the loss last year of their founder Maurice White.

“We’re still healing,” said drummer Ralph Johnson, one of three original members still playing the band’s infectious hooks.