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RZA announces new dates for the Live from the 36th Chamber of Shaolin Tour

by Khyle Deen. Published Mon 26 Mar 2018 21:37
RZA performing at Postbahnhof on Nov. 14, 2016 in Berlin, Germany, photo credit: Stefan Hoederath/Re
RZA performing at Postbahnhof on Nov. 14, 2016 in Berlin, Germany, photo credit: Stefan Hoederath/Re

A couple of years ago, back in 2016, Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA paid tribute to the 1978 Shaw Brothers action flick, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, by live-scoring the film from start to finish, at LA's Beyond Fest. 2 years on, RZA is taking the concept out on the road for a string of dates this April.

The group's vast collection of music goes back over 20 years, including the Clan's latest album, The Saga Continues, so RZA won't be without a huge selection of the group's massive catalogue to choose from, in order to give the film's score an update for the present day.

RZA's tour is set to begin on April 17 in Denver, CO and will stop in Washington, DC, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco, where he'll wrap up the short tour.

As a young kid growing up in New York City, RZA got to witness the world of martial arts on the big screen and saw The 36th Chamber of Shaolin when he was 12. The multi-hyphenate star became enamoured by the culture and was impacted by the film's story about the oppressed Chinese villagers and the Manchu authority.

"Beyond the kung-fu, it was the reality of the situation that hit me," RZA said in a statement. "Growing up as a black kid in America, I didn’t know that that kind of story had existed anywhere else."

Check out the dates for the RZA: Live From The 36th Chamber of Shaolin Tour.

April 17 -- Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
April 18 -- Washington DC @ Warner Theatre
Aprl 20 -- Miami, FL @ Lemon City Studios (III Joints Fest)
April 24 -- Los Angeles @ Palace Theater
April 26 -- San Francisco, CA @ Castro Theatre



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