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Wu-Tang Clan To Swarm Las Vegas For First-Ever Hip-Hop Residency

Wu-Tang Clan is bringing Shaolin to Las Vegas as the iconic rap group headlines the city's first-ever hip-hop residency.

Wu-Tang Clan is bringing Shaolin to Las Vegas as the iconic rap group headlines the city’s first-ever hip-hop residency.

On Tuesday, Dec. 12 Wu-Tang announced they will begin a Las Vegas residency the weekend of Super Bowl LVIII, Forbes reported. “Wu-Tang Clan: The Saga Continues… The Las Vegas Residency” will take place at the Theatre at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on Feb. 9 and 10 and continue on to March 22 and 23.

The residency will serve as “a Wu-Tang experience like never before,” that will offer fans “a tribute to their prolific careers as individuals and as the most storied group in hip-hop history,” Virgin hotels said in a statement.

The group’s leader and producer, RZA, told The New York Times that the residency has been five years in the making and the nine members are proud to help set the stage for a future in hip-hop residencies in Vegas.

“Hip-hop is rich in its content and what it offers creatively to an audience,” he said, and Wu-Tang wants “to put it on flagpoles to show that hip-hop can go where any other art form has gone before.”

As a result of the residency, Rza is hoping Wu-Tang will be able to “eventually invite more hip-hop artists to come and play in this sandbox with us.”

Artist pre-sale for the shows (code: CREAM) started noon Tuesday on AXS’ website, the group shared in a tweet. AEG and AXS pre-sales begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday and general public tickets will become available Friday at 10 a.m. PST.

Wu-Tang joins the likes of U2, Carrie Underwood, and Adele who will perform Las Vegas residencies in 2024. The group was busy throughout 2023 celebrating hip-hop’s 50th anniversary with Nas in Australia, Europe, and North American on the N.Y. State of Mind Tour.

The group’s founding members consists of RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard (who died in 2004). The hip-hop legends have continued touring together since their 1993 debut Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).

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