Wu-Tang Clan Set For UK Return
Critically acclaimed hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan has announced details of two forthcoming live shows in the UK. The 8-strong group will return in July to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ which went platinum in the US.
RZA, GZA, Raekwon, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Method Man and Masta Killah have collaborated once more on their 6th album ‘A Better Tomorrow’, their first release since 2011. The album, which is named after a song on their 2nd LP ‘Wu-Tang Forever’ is expected to be released in July to mark their return.
Their forthcoming performances will take place at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on the 25th of July and the O2 Academy in Brixton the next day and include both new and classic tracks. Speaking of the reunion RZA - real name Robert Fitzgerald Diggs - told the New York Times they had "one last job" to do, "We need to, one time, completely, efficiently, properly, professionally represent our brand. One more time. But this time, showing up on time for press and for concerts and studio. Do it one time, perfect."
The group suffered a blow in 2004 when 9th member Ol’ Dirty Bastard died at the age of 35. They have since commemorated the late rapper through a lot of their more recent work and are expected to honour him further through their new release and tour. “There's enough of us still alive, and I think there's still enough fans out there. Hip-hop is stronger than ever, as far as worldwide recognition, and our name is synonymous with it' RZA added.
Tickets for their two performances are available now.