Wu-Tang To Give Rare Performance At Festival

All members of the Wu-Tang Clan will be unified

on stage during a rare performance at Rock The Bells, a day long Hip-Hop festival

taking place in San Bernardino, California.

RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man,

Ghostface, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, U God and close affiliate Cappadona

will treat enthusiastic fans to a seldom seen group performance July 17 at the

National Orange Show Pavilion.

Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union and founder

of the year-old festival, said he was inspired by the lack of quality Hip-Hop


“At first we thought we could get some of

the members of Wu-Tang together and that would be enough, but it became a mission

to bring them all out for one special day,” Weisberg said. “All the

members have expressed their

excitement to let their alter egos mash the stage and represent the clan.”

Redman, Dilated Peoples, Sage Francis, Eyedea + Abilities, Supernatural, Chali

2na and DJ Numark of Jurassic 5 are also confirmed for a day of Hip-Hop performances.

Weisberg noted that Rock The Bells mission was

to represent all aspects of Hip-Hop culture and that an entire North American

tour was being organized for 2005 with acts that have yet-to-be announced.

“Rock The Bells is a world-class Hip-Hop

platform that celebrates diversity within the culture and I’m thrilled

and honored to be a part of something like this,” Weisberg said.

Tickets for the event range from $27-75 and go

on Sale June 18 at the San Bernardino Orange Show Pavilion or through Ticketmaster.