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Wu-Tang Clan Will Perform Their Debut Classic In Full At Riot Fest

By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 22, 2017 5:07PM

Wu-Tang Clan (Photo by Katie Karpowicz/Chicagoist)

Just like Riot Fest, we're not above a little bit of nostalgia—especially when it involves one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time. Riot Fest announced today that Wu-Tang Clan will perform their debut classic Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Danzig, whose appearance on this year's bill was just announced yesterday, will do Danzig III: How the Gods Kill in full.

Both album celebrate anniversaries, of sorts. Staten Island's finest started recording Enter the Wu-Tang 25 years ago. And 2017 marks the official 25th anniversary of the release of How the Gods Kill.

The previously announced full-album performances are:
Dinosaur Jr. - You’re Living All Over Me
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Let’s Face It
Built to Spill - Keep It Like A Secret
Fishbone - Truth & Soul
Bayside - The Walking Wounded
Mayday Parade - A Lesson In Romantics
The Lawrence Arms - Oh, Calcutta!
that dog. - Retreat From the Sun

There are some choice cuts in there, to be sure. But to see Wu-Tang doing their debut masterpiece is a particularly thrilling prospect. As Tuesday painfully reminded us again, we shouldn't take our '90s-era New York rap gods for granted.

Riot Fest is Sept. 15 to 17 in Douglas Park. Three-day passes and VIP packages are on sale now, while one- and two-day tickets are on sale Friday, June 23 at 10 a.m.