Wu-Tang Clan getting Showtime docu-series, touring UK w/ De La Soul & Public Enemy
Staten Island hip hop icons Wu Tang-Clan have been celebrating the 25th anniversary of their landmark debut LP, playing special shows, getting a street named for them, and there's a new documentary about them, too. If that isn't enough for you, Deadline reports that Showtime will air a four-part documentary series, titled Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men, this spring. Produced by Mass Appeal and directed by Sacha Jenkins -- who, among other things, is a member of The 1865 (whose debut LP is out next week) -- the first two episodes will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival this month before making their cable bow. “Wu-Tang Clan is a seminal group that deserves a seminal documentary,” said Vinnie Malhotra, EVP Nonfiction Programming at Showtime Networks in a statement. “Sacha Jenkins delivers just that, not only reminding us of their powerful history through vintage footage, but also placing their impact in modern-day perspective that will be meaningful both to their diehard fans and music fans in general.”
Meanwhile, Wu-Tang Clan will be teaming up with fellow hip hop legends Public Enemy and De La Soul for a UK tour this May. Fittingly-titled the "Gods Of Rap" tour, the tour features another rap legend, DJ Premier, who will be hosting each show. So far, the tour has announced shows in London, Manchester, and Glasgow, but stay tuned for any further announcements. Tickets go on sale next Friday (1/25).
Before that, Wu-Tang Clan will play those 25th anniversary of Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) shows, most of which are sold out except for the show at Philly's Franklin Music Hall on 1/24 (tickets). All Wu-Tang dates are listed, along with a few classic tracks, below.
Wu-Tang Clan - 2019 Tour Dates
1/24/19 Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall
1/25/19 Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall (sold out)
1/26/19 New York, NY Terminal 5 (sold out)
1/27/19 New York, NY Terminal 5 (sold out)
5/10/19 Wembley, London, The SSE Arena*
5/11/19 Manchester Arena*
5/12/19 Glasgow, The SSE Hydro*
* - "Gods of Rap" tour w/ Public Enemy and De La Soul