They’ve been called “the best rap group ever” by “Rolling Stone,” and as subjective as that assessment is, it’s not too far off. Hailing from the Staten Island borough of New York City, Wu-Tang Clan (not “Clang”) currently consists of RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and, off and on, Cappadonna. In other words, the supergroup of all supergroups.
And guess what? They’re coming to San Diego on Monday, March 20! On Twitter last night, Observatory North Park announced Wu-Tang Clan’s return to America’s finest city, promising tickets would be available for purchase soon. The last time they rolled through was Dec. 4, 2010, at the now-defunct downtown venue, 4th & B, but they weren’t really complete without RZA.
This time around, with 2014’s “A Better Tomorrow” and 2015’s much publicized but ever mysterious “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” under their belt, they’ll have plenty of material to draw from to keep things fresh (although I doubt they’ll play the latter album live). If you remember, “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” made big headlines when the CEO of all douche bags, Martin Shkreli, purchased the only copy for $2 million -- the most anyone has ever paid for a musical work -- and then threatened to destroy it.
We might have to wait until 2103 to purchase a copy for ourselves, but we won’t have to wait that long to see Wu-Tang Clan live. So, stay tuned for updates about ticket prices and purchase dates.
Rutger Rosenborg was almost a Stanford neuroscientist before he formed Ed Ghost Tucker. He now plays in the Lulls and makes music on his own when he's not writing. Follow his updates on Facebook or contact him directly.