Wu-Tang Clan To Release New Album in July

Wu-Tang Clan (L - R) Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa, Raekwon, RZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard GZA, U-God and Method Man pose for a portrait in New York City, New York.

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Wu-Tang Clan are coming together for the follow-up to their 2007 "8 Diagrams" album. The rap collective will release their new album, "A Better Tomorrow," in July and embark on a brief tour together.

The 10-day trek, which kicks off this weekend (April 14) in Coachella, will feature "all living members from the influential group performing on stage together," according to a press release via Hip-Hop-N-More.

Last year, RZA spoke on a probable Wu-Tang Clan reunion in time for the 20th anniversary of "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" (1993). "There's one last job Wu-Tang clan must do," RZA told the New York Times (via Pitchfork), "The 20th anniversary [of "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)"] is next year. And we need to, one time, completely, efficiently, properly represent our brand."

In March, Method Man teased an upcoming Wu album during a performance at L.A.'s Key Club. "November 10 of this year will be our 20th anniversary," he said, captured in a YouTube video. "We got the Wu-Tang anniversary album coming up, we working on that now. We got some nice treats on there."

Check out the tour dates below:

April, 14 Indio, CA - Coachella
April, 21 Indiao, CA - Coachella
May, 26 Paris, France - Le Zenith
June, 13-16 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
July, 5-6 Des Moines, IA - 80/35 Festival
July, 7 Ottawa, Ontario - RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest
July, 12-14 Frauenfeld, Switzerland - Openair Frauenfeld
July, 18 Biarritz, France - Big Festival
July, 25 Manchester, England - O2 Apollo
July, 26 London, England - O2 Academy

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