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 who will be joined by Public Enemy and De La Soul who are set to perform huge dates at The SSE Arena Wembley in London on 10th May, Manchester Arena on 11th May and Glasgow The SSE Hydro on 12th May.
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. With the release of their debut album in 1993 songs like “C.R.E.A.M” and “Protect Ya Neck”introduced hip-hop pioneer, The RZA, as a groundbreaking hip-hop craftsman.
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 thirty 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".
Collectively all three groups have performed sell out shows across the globe and created revolutionary music that has influenced millions of people worldwide. The tour will see the Gods of Rap each perform iconic sets for three monumental UK live dates that are not to be missed!