Last year’s Coachella Festival was dominated by hip hop talent, mostly famously by a resurrected 2Pac as a hologram. This year’s festival will highlight another iconic hip hop act, this time not in digital form. The legendary Wu-Tang Clan will reunite to perform on the April 14 and April 21 dates. The two weekend event will be one part of Wu-tang’s year long celebration of the 20 year anniversary of their groundbreaking debut album Enter the Wu-tang (36 Chambers).
It was also announced on January 9th via the group’s Facebook page that a new album is also in the works. Method Man, Ghostface Killah, and Raekwon released their collaboration Wu-Massacre in 2010, and the 2011 compilation album, Legendary Weapons, featured several Wu members and affiliates, but the new project will be the first official Wu-tang studio album since 2007′s 8 Diagrams. Besides Coachella and the new LP, fans may also see a full Wu-Tang world tour this year. Wu producer Rza told Power 105′s The Breakfast Club last October, “I know that the 20th year anniversary is coming up, and some of the brothers have been talking about potentially going back in, maybe do a world tour. I see like one last hurrah to close the book.”
Other hip hop acts performing at Coachella 2013 include 2 Chainz, Danny Brown, Jurassic 5, Theophilus London, Aesop Rock, Earl Sweatshirt, and Raider Klan. Rock bands The Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, and Red Hot Chilli Peppers are set to headline. The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California on April 12-14 and April 19-21.
For the full lineup and more information visit www.coachella.com
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