By Scott T. Sterling
It’s hard out here for a Wu-Tang Clan fan.
After galvanizing the group’s massive fan base last year with show-stealing performances during the 2014 Coachella festival (watch it here), the hip-hop collective turned up that excitement with the announcement of a new full-length album to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the group’s groundbreaking debut, Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers), released back in 1993.
That Wu-Tang euphoria hit a fever pitch in the spring of 2013 when it was revealed that the group would follow the triumphant Coachella performances by headlining last year’s Rock the Bells tour, which were to be highlighted by appearances by band’s late rapper, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, courtesy of “virtual performances, not holograms,” according to the tour’s founder, Chang Weisberg.
“It will be 20 years of Wu-Tang history meeting 10 years of ours, in a performance that’s going to be exclusively handcrafted by the members onstage, especially RZA,” Weisberg said during an exclusive Radio.com interview, adding that “minds will be blown.”