Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA is hitting the road next month with a second go-around his “36th Chamber Shaolin Tour.”
This is a reprisal run his 2016 trek where he paid tribute to the 1978 Shaw Brothers’ kung-fu action flick, The 36th Chamber Shaolin. Of course, as many rap fans know, the movie itself inspired the Wu-Tang Clan’s 1993 classic debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
Once again, RZA will live score the film from beginning to end and add a little Wu-Tang flavor to give it a more modern feel. The jaunt begins on April 17 in Denver, Colo., and will hit major cities like Washington, D.C. (April 18), Miami (April 20) and Los Angeles (April 24) before wrapping it up in San Francisco, Calif., on April 25.
RZA credits The 36th Chamber Shaolin to exposing him to a world outside his Staten Island projects as a young kid growing up. "Beyond the kung-fu, it was the reality the situation that hit me," he said the film in 2016. "Growing up as a black kid in America, I didn’t know that that kind story had existed anywhere else."
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RZA: Live from The 36th Chamber Shaolin Tour Dates:
April 17: Denver, Colo. | Paramount Theatre
April 18: Washington D.C. | Warner Theatre
Aprl 20: Miami, FLa. | Lemon City Studios (III Joints Fest)
April 24: Los Angeles | Palace Theater
April 25: San Francisco, Calif. | Castro Theatre