Hip hop legends Nas and Wu-Tang Clan will be heading to Australia as part of their co-headlining NY State of Mind world tour in early June. And while both acts have been down under numerous times before, this will be the first time Australians will witness these two titans on the same night.
Announced this morning, the brief visit to this part of the world will form part of their ongoing world tour, which hit up more than 25 cities last year and is planning to run through a similar amount of stops in 2023. The Australian dates will be the first shows on part two of the tour, right before Nas and Wu-Tang Clan head on over to tour Europe and then wrap up with another stint in the US.
Shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne are all locked in, and it’s understood that all members of Wu-Tang Clan will be making the trip down, as they did last time they were here in 2018. That is, RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck and Cappadonna should all be here to perform classics from Wu-Tang’s incredibly deep and varied discography.
Fresh off completing his acclaimed King’s Disease trilogy, Nas should have more than enough new material to pack into his set, which will likely also include classics like ‘Live At The BBQ’ and the tour’s namesake track, ‘NY State of Mind.’ With Wu-Tang also in the building, it’s likely we’ll be seeing a bunch of collaborations, particularly between Nas and Raekwon who have traded bars on classics such as ‘Verbal Intercourse’ and Mobb Deep’s ‘Eye For An Eye.’
Wu-Tang Clan & Nas Australian Tour 2023
Friday, May 12 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Saturday, May 13 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Sunday, May 14 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Tickets to the Nas and Wu-Tang Clan Australian tour will go on sale from Monday, March 6 at 12 PM local time via Live Nation. A pre-sale for Live Nation members will kick off on Friday, March 3 at 11 AM local time.