RZA announces Wu-Tang will reunite this summer, releasing a new album and performing shows in London and Manchester.
November 9th 1993 was an important day in hip-hop history. It marked the release of one of the genre’s defining albums – Wu-Tang Clan‘s ‘Enter the 36 Chambers’ – a release that introduced the world to 9 young rappers from Staten Island who would go on to become one of the most critically and commercially successful music acts of all time, and change the face of hip-hop in the process. In the lead up to the album’s 20th anniversary, the RZA has just announced news that the remaining Wu members will reunite this summer for two UK shows, coinciding with the release of their sixth crew album ‘A Better Tomorrow’, a title borrowed from a track on their 1997 LP ‘Wu-Tang Forever’.
Speaking to the New York Times, RZA said: “There’s one last job Wu-Tang Clan must do. And we need to, one more 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 more time, perfect.”
RZA, GZA, Raekwon, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Method Man and Masta Killah will touch down at Manchester 02 Apollo on Thursday July 25th, before hitting Brixton’s 02 Academy on Friday July 26th. Tickets went on sale at 9am today and can be purchased here. Watch the video for the 1997 Wu classic ‘Triumph’ below.