Wu-Tang Clan announce UK dates

Rap collective confirm first tour in six years

The Wu Tang Clan are set to return to the UK after a two-year absence with two shows in July.

Original members RZA, Ghostface Killah, GZA, Raekwon, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, U-God and Cappadona will appear at London Hammersmith Apollo and Manchester Apollo on July 5 and 6 respectively.

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The shows are in addition to their festival appearances at The Slam Tent at T In The Park, and following news of their first album in six years, although the name and release date of the record are yet to be confirmed.

RZA told Allhiphop.com: “This is the perfect time for us to come back, the stars are aligned. It’s like when we first started.

“We put out real hip-hop at a time when it was turning into pop or R&B. We brought the focus back to the music in its rawest form, without studio polish or radio hooks. People want something that gives them an adrenaline rush.”