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Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan and De La Soul join forces for UK arena tour


In a special anniversary celebration of their iconic albums, Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan and De La Soul are joining forces to play a huge UK arena tour.

Kicking off in May, the trio have unveiled plans to play three major shows. Starting off in the capital with a gig at London’s SSE Arena Wembley on May 10, the tour will move to Manchester Arena on May 11 before ultimately finishing up at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on May 12.

The tour, which has been entitled the ‘God of Rap’ tour, will see Wu-Tang Clan celebrate 25 years of iconic album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), while Public Enemy mark 30 years of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back as do De La Soul who release 3 Feet High and Rising 30 year ago.

“I don’t believe anything like this has been done in the UK before on this level,” SJM promoter Chris Wareing told Music Week. “This tour creates a legacy, it’s a moment. The groups are the biggest in their genres, they’re all celebrating notable anniversaries of their biggest albums and I am led to believe this is the first time they have all been on the same bill together.

“It’s important to kick the door open and create something special that leaves a legacy and gives incredible value for ticket buyers.”

Where is the ‘Gods of Rap’ tour?

Friday May 10 — London, the SSE Arena Wembley
Saturday May 11 — Manchester Arena
Sunday May 12 — Glasgow, the SSE Hydro

‘Gods of Rap’ tour tickets?

Tickets go on general sale at 10am on January 25th.