Wu-Tang Clan took over Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on June 9 for the venue’s first ever hip-hop show. The headlining act was celebrating 25 years of its breakthrough LP Enter the Wu-Tang, which has taken the group everywhere from Chicago to Copenhagen this year.
Sharon Sanders, a musician, record producer and a member of one of Nashville’s first hip-hop acts told the NPR, “The Ryman has had to grow up too, and had to grow up into what the city is… You know, the Wu-Tang is ready for the Ryman, but also the Ryman is ready for the Wu-Tang.”
The sell-out show follows a number of recent historic moments for Wu-Tang, such as the release of a four-episode docuseries on Showtime called Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men and the 10-episode Hulu series Wu-Tang: An American Saga. Wu-Tang Clan’s performance at the Ryman Auditorium adds to the venue’s extensive roster of previous guests which includes the likes of Johnny Cash and Harry Houdini. Check out the rest of Wu-Tang Clan’s 25th anniversary tour dates and destinations below.
06/12 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
06/14 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
06/15 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Resort & Casino
06/21 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
06/22 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
07/31 – Wichita, KS @ WAVE
08/01 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Stir Cove
08/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory (X Games)
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- Rolling Stone