NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Wu-Tang Clan have been forced to cancel a string of tour dates, apparently due to a disagreement between members of the iconic hip hop group.
Ghostface Killah's new solo album, Big Dough Rehab, was slated for release on Dec. 4th. Ghostface claims that someone in the "hierarchy" of Wu-Tang tried to get him to push his disk back in favor of Wu-Tang's forthcoming "8 Diagrams"
"I had December 4 for the longest but the Wu album, brothers was kinda late on doing whatever they were doing and pushed it back," Ghostface told MTV.
His anger seems directed at Steve Rifkin, CEO of Loud Records rather than the rest of the clan. "They trying to fuck around and make me push my album back and doing all this." Ghostface asserts. He also maintains that he has yet to be financially compensated for previous tourdates with Wu-Tang.
Ghost was quick to voice that his disagreement was not with the clan themselves, telling MTV that "You can put this in there, I'm not [mad at] all the members. It's not based on the members, but the hierarchy at Wu-Tang Clan is on some bullshit."
Whatever the case, the Wu-Tang tour has been pushed back til spring 2008 while Ghostface promotes his newest release.
Ghostface Killa Tourdates
Oct 11 – University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida
Oct 16 – UCLA Los Angeles, California
Oct 17 – University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona
Oct 19 – University of New Mexico Albuquerque
Oct 29 – House of Blues Los Angeles, California
Oct 30 – 4th & B San Diego, California
Oct 31 – The Vault Long Beach, California
Nov 01 – The Catalyst Santa Cruz, California
Nov 02 – Mezzanine San Fransisco
Nov 03 – Roseland Theater Portland, Oregon
Nov 04 – The Showbox Seattle, Washington
Nov 07 – Harry O’s Park City, Utah
Nov 08 – Ogden Theater Denver, Colorado
Nov 09 – Belly Up Aspen, Colorado
Nov 10 – The Beaumont Theater Kansas, Missouri
Nov 11 – First Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 12 – House Of Blues Chicago, Illinois
Nov 13 – Bluebird Theater Bloomington, Indiana
Nov 15 – Toad’s Place New Haven, Connecticut
Nov 16 – Nokia Theater New York, New York
Nov 17 – Sonar Baltimore
Nov 18 – 9:30 Club DC, Washington DC
Nov 21 – Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
– CelebrityAccess Staff Writers