The Wu-Tang Clan’s debut Las Vegas residency will happen the identical weekend the town hosts the Tremendous Bowl. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Group’s Las Vegas debut
Grammy nominated hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan will take up its first-ever Las Vegas residency beginning on Tremendous Bowl weekend February 9 and 10.
The group took to X on Tuesday with information of its residency at The Theater at Virgin Motels Las Vegas:
A Virgin Motels press launch said Wu-Tang Clan’s residency was a tribute to each the success of particular person musicians within the collective and as “essentially the most storied group in hip-hop historical past.”
Consistent with a sporting theme Wu-Tang Clan: The Saga Continues…, as its Sin Metropolis residency is billed, the group follows its Tremendous Bowl weekend present with one other throughout March Insanity on March 22 and 23.
The New York Instances said extra dates “shall be launched within the coming months.” Artist pre-sale tickets to the February and March reveals at Virgin Motels went on sale Tuesday, with common public ticket gross sales beginning Friday at 10am PST.
Wu-Tang Clan’s Staten Island-born chief, producer, and rapper RZA (actual title Robert Diggs) advised the Instances the Las Vegas residency had been in the pipeline for about five years. RZA added his nine-member-strong group’s Vegas bow was meant partly to raise hip-hop, a style that in 2023 is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary.
“Hip-hop is wealthy in its content material and what it presents creatively to an viewers,” RZA said. The Vegas reveals shall be to place the style “on flagpoles to point out that hip-hop can go the place another artwork type has gone earlier than,” and to encourage different hip-hop artists to carry out within the playing capital of the world.
I’m in that spirit of loving the place there’s a hub of artwork”
Praising the Las Vegas leisure scene, RZA added: “I’m in that spirit of loving the place there’s a hub of artwork after which loving that I — in my expertise and the Wu-Tang brothers — can add to that hub.”
Based on the Instances reporter Emmanuel Morgan, whereas rap stars typically carry out at Vegas nightclubs and concert events, it’s “unclear if a hip-hop group has held a standard residency.”
Las Vegas stars in alignment
Not too long ago voted by WalletHub as the most fun city in the US, Las Vegas is making all of the strikes within the leisure and sports activities sphere. Irish supergroup U2 has been wowing audiences at The Sphere and its strongly rumored a number of Grammy Award winner Beyoncé will take up Bono and firm’s residency when it ends in February.
However the Wu-Tang Clan’s Las Vegas debut on the identical weekend the town’s Allegiant Stadium hosts the Tremendous Bowl may very well be the largest get together of all of them.