Wu-Tang Clan have a new album that will be ready for release in July, and the New York rap crew have also set a short tour with a string of festival dates. A Better Tomorrow will be Wu-Tang Clan's first proper album together since 2007's 8 Diagrams, though Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Raekwon and U-God collaborated on RZA's The Man with the Iron Fists soundtrack last year.
According to Pitchfork, Wu-Tang Clan will start their tour this weekend at Coachella, with another appearance at the California festival on April 21st. They'll hop over to Paris for Le Zenith on May 26th, return for Bonnaroo in Tennessee from June 13-16th, and will spend July on the road. They'll close out on July 26th at London's O2 Academy. A press release promises "all living members from the influential group performing onstage together."
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the group's debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). "If the Wu-Tang Clan ever wanna come back together – and next year will be our 20th year anniversary – I'd love for it to be under my leadership and guidance, because I think I've grown so much as a man and as an artist that I would know how to drive the ship to the proper location," RZA told Rolling Stone last November. "I would love to do that again." Full tour dates follow below.
4/14 Indio, CA – Coachella
4/21 Indio, CA – Coachella
5/26 Paris, France – Le Zenith
6/13-6/16 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
7/5-7/6 Des Moines, IA – 80/35 Festival
7/7 Ottawa, Ontario – RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest
7/12-7/14 Frauenfeld, Switzerland – Openair Frauenfeld
7/18 Biarritz, France – Big Festival
7/25 Manchester, England – O2 Apollo
7/26 London, England – O2 Academy