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‘Gods of Rap’ Tour Announced

Three iconic acts performing their iconic works.

Curt Tagtmeier



Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, and De La Soul recently announced United Kingdom shows for what is being billed as “The Gods of Rap” tour.

The tour will see each iconic group take to the stage to celebrate the anniversary of one of their classic albums: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back, and 3 Feet High and Rising. The shows will be hosted and presented by DJ Premier, the popular American hip-hop producer, who was originally a part of the duo Gang Starr.

The shows will take place in London, Manchester, and Glasgow (full details below).

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back have both been certified platinum since their release in the early 1990’s.

Wu-Tang Clan most recently performed at the Chicago-based Breaks II Festival last year, while Public Enemy has not performed since 2016, when they threw down at the Many Rivers to Cross festival in Atlanta.

De La Soul toured for much of last year at various festivals and smaller venues. In 2010, their Three Feet High and Rising was selected to be included in the National Recording Registry through the Library of Congress.  This registry annually selects recordings that are historically and culturally significant.

Tickets for the shows went on sale January 25th through SJM Concerts. SJM Promoter Chris Wareing said about the shows, “I don’t believe anything like this has been done in the UK before on this level. This tour creates a legacy, it’s a moment.”

No announcement has been made at this time about any further shows in the future or in the U.S.

“Gods of Rap” 2019 Tour Dates:

05/10 – London, UK @ The SSE Arena Wembley

05/11 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena

05/12 – Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro

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Curt Tagtmeier is a writer and librarian hailing from Chicago, Illinois. He has a Master’s degree in history and library science. He is currently writing a music series entitled Chances Are Music Is All I Got, which began in May 2017 available on Amazon. The series aims to review 100 live premium concerts by May 2019. Mr. Tagtmeier is currently on 80 shows so far. You can follow this journey on Instagram @chancethebook11 and his Tumblr blog, How Am I Not In The Strokes Yet. When he isn’t writing or listening to great music, Curt is most likely sleeping.

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