Wu-Tang Clan & Nas Announce Australian Tour

28 February 2023 | 9:17 am | Mary Varvaris

The 2023 tour comes on the heels of the sold-out 2022 N.Y. State Of Mind Tour run that hit 25+ cities last year.

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Wu-Tang Clan and Nas have just announced their next dates in their global N.Y. State Of Mind Tour, adding shows in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne this May.

The 2023 tour comes on the heels of the sold-out 2022 N.Y. State Of Mind Tour run that hit 25+ cities last year, including an iconic show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

General public tickets go on sale on Monday, 6 March, at noon local time. However, if you want to get your hands on tickets before then, the Live Nation pre-sale commences on Friday, 3 March, at 11 am local time and runs for 72 hours. Access tickets here.

Wu-Tang Clan have prevailed as hip hop's most legendary – and influential – group. In 2018, the New York posse marked the 25th anniversary of their fabled debut, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), by performing it in full. 

All nine current members – yes, RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and Cappadonna – brought da ruckus to the Sydney Opera House in 2018, its sails weirdly evoking the Wu's infamous 'W' insignia. They sold out four shows.

More than just rappers, Wu-Tang Clan are entrepreneurs and successful cultural influencers, with an empire that features everything from clothing lines and video games to books and acting credits.

In August 2020, Nas released King’s Disease II, a sequel to the GRAMMY Award-winning album. King’s Disease II was executive produced by Nas and Hit-Boy and features collaborations with Eminem, EPMD, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, YG, Ms Lauryn Hill, Hit-Boy & more. The album earned a nomination for Best Rap Album at the 64th GRAMMY Awards. Most recently, Nas released a surprise album titled Magic featuring A$AP Rocky and DJ Premier.

In addition to his successful career in music, Nas has pursued a career in motion pictures that began with his co-starring role (alongside DMX) in 1998’s cult classic crime drama Belly, a film by director Hype Williams (with whom Nas has done several music videos). Most recently, he was the executive producer of the 2016 Netflix series The Get Down. Nas is also the co-founder of Mass Appeal Records.



Friday, 12 May - Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Saturday, 13 May - Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

Sunday, 14 May - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne