Wu-Tang Clan and Nas: NY State of Mind Tour 2023

These hip hop legends are bringing their massive world tour to Auckland.
Sarah Ward
Published on May 05, 2023


2023 ain't nuthing ta f' wit: it's the year that Wu-Tang Clan are returning to Aotearoa, after all. After the hip hop legends kicked off their NY State of Mind tour with Nas in 2022, they're bringing the 2023 leg to Auckland — and it's still a joint affair.

Two of the biggest names in the business since the 90s — with Wu-Tang Clan first making a splash with their 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), and Nas doing the same with 1994's Illmatic — will play one show at Spark Arena on Tuesday, May 9. This NZ date is part of the first gigs in the 2023 tour, too, after its 2022 leg hit up more than 25 cities.

This year's run is just as epic — after its stint Down Under, it heads through Europe and then back to the US. Along the way, fans can enjoy Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck and Cappadonna taking to the stage three decades after they first came to fame — and Nas sharing the mic as well.

Over that time, Wu-Tang Clan have dropped seven further albums from a fill discography that, including solo records by its members, notches up more than 85 full-length releases. Their tours pull from the whole lot, as set against that ever-present Wu-Tang 'W' — and honours the deceased Ol' Dirty Bastard as well.


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