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Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy and De La Soul confirm Gods of Rap UK tour (2019)

Gods of Rap UK tour

Story by Jack Foley

THE biggest and most influential rap groups in the world are coming together for three very special UK arena shows in May 2019.

Headliners Wu-Tang Clan will be joined by Public Enemy and De La Soul for the huge dates at The SSE Arena Wembley in London on May 10, Manchester Arena on May 11 and Glasgow The SSE Hydro on May 12, 2019.

This once in a lifetime tour marks the anniversary of three iconic landmark albums; Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter The Wu-Tang 36 Chambers, Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising.

The dates will also be hosted and presented by the legendary DJ Premier.

Twenty-five years ago, The Wu-Tang Clan changed hip-hop music forever. Bursting onto the music scene with the release of Enter the Wu-Tang 36 Chambers, the group quickly became recognised for its innovative beats and clever lyrics, as well as the diverse personalities and talents that make up its nine member hip-hop group.

The Wu-Tang Clan has released seven gold and platinum studio albums with worldwide sales of more than 40 million albums.

Public Enemy rewrote the rules of hip-hop, becoming the most influential and controversial rap group of the late ’80s and, for many, the definitive rap group of all time.

Celebrating 30 years of their seminal album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, it was this record that made Public Enemy a household name. The album, which included the singles Don’t Believe the Hype and Bring the Noise, was hailed as a hip-hop masterpiece and went on to sell more than a million copies.

De La Soul’s acclaimed eponymous debut album catapulted the trio to become one of the biggest hip-hop bands and forged a lasting musical legacy. Consistently placed on ‘greatest albums’ lists their biggest commercial album to date 3 Feet High and Rising includes singles Me Myself and I, The Magic Number, Buddy and Eye Know.

The live dates are (all May 2019)

10 – SSE Arena, Wembley
11 – Manchester Arena
12 – Glasgow The SSE Hydro

Tickets go on general sale on Friday, January 25 at 10am.