Tricky (MySpace) is all over the place. Originally from the UK, he's lived in London, New York City, Los Angeles. After prettymuch singlehandedly creating the hip-hop genre through his pioneering work with Massive Attack .…
I've been in this business long enough (especially because of my particular interests in British bands), that when U.K. bands reschedule or cancel shows - it's because of the United States' strict Visa policies. And yes, that's exactly what happened to Tricky, who had to recently reschedule his U.S. dates. All pre-sold tickets will be honored in the same city (even if the venue has changed), but if the new dates does not work for you, refunds will be available at the point of purchase.
With that out of the way, let's talk about Tricky's latest album, False Idols, which came out late last month. Expect to hear songs from the album on the rescheduled tour dates:
10/02 New York, NY - Webster Hall
10/03 Boston, MA - Royale
10/05 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
10/08 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10/09 Chicago, IL - Metro
10/12 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
10/13 Houston, TX - House of Blues
10/14 Austin, TX - Emo's
10/17 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
10/19 Treasure Island Music Festival
10/23 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
10/25 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit
Before Deltron, there was RZA as Bobby Digital. RZA is obviously influenced by genre movies (from Blaxploitation to oldschool Kung Fu movies) and he uses that as a character called "Bobby Digital".…
The entire Wu-Tang Clan (minus the ones that are no longer on Earth) is back in the studio with RZA for a new record this Fall. In the meantime, the group released "Family Reunion" to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
The song will be available as a Limited Edition 7" Vinyl, featuring the main song and the instrumental on the flipside (for all you DJs). The 500 vinyl will ship on or before July 23rd, and, of course, the digital is unlimited.
RZA offers this wisdom, "May the Wu reunion inspire family reunions throughout the world."
Check out the Wu-Tang Clan on their family reunion tour:
07/05/13 - Quebec - Festival d'Ete International
07/06/13 - 80/35 Festival 2013 - Des Moines, IA
07/07/13 - Ottawa - RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest
08/30 - 09/01 - Chicago - North Coast Music Fest