Raekwon readies massive North American tour with one hand, holds the Pyrex steady with the other

Raekwon readies massive North American tour with one hand, holds the Pyrex steady with the other

You may know him as Corey Woods — okay, probably not. So you may know him as Raekwon, or even as Raekwon the Chef, or even “that one guy from Wu-Tang Clan.” He’s been making music since the 90s, with a flow fresh enough to put Irish Spring out of business. (Note: this has not yet happened. Irish Spring still has “all the freshness of Ireland bottled.” It’ll leave you feeling clean! But enough with the asides.) Now Rae’s back and hitting the road in support of his new Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang (TMT Review) album that was released in March on Ice H20/EMI.

Originally conceived of as an album showcasing the entire Wu-Tang Clan, Shaolin now counts as Raekwon’s fifth studio album, albeit one with many a storied guest star, including a Wu member or four — Ghostface, Black Thought, Rick Ross, Estelle, Nas, GZA, Method Man, and Inspectah Deck all appear. Raekwon’s tour starts this week, and although no special guests are guaranteed to appear, ol’ Corey Woods probably has enough megawattage of his own to make every night of the tour star-studded.

Dates:

04.14.10 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual
04.15.10 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
04.16.10 - Pawtucket, RI - Tommy’s Lounge
04.17.10 - New York, NY - BB King’s
04.18.10 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
04.20.10 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
04.21.10 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
04.22.10 - Calgary, AB - Dickens
04.23.10 - Winnipeg, MB - Pyramis Cabaret
04.26.10 - Austin, TX - Red 7
04.27.10 - El Paso, TX - Buchanon Events Center
04.28.10 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
04.29.10 - Modesto, CA - Fat Cat
04.30.10 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
05.01.10 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
05.03.10 - Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar
05.05.10 - San Francisco, CA - Messanine
05.06.10 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
05.08.10 - Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge
05.10.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Elevate
05.11.10 - Denver, CO - Cervantes
05.12.10 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
05.16.10 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
05.17.10 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
05.19.10 - Chicago, IL - The Mid
05.20.10 - Cincinnati, OH - Mad Hatter
05.21.10 - Pontiac, MI - Eagle Theatre
05.22.10 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
05.26.10 - Orlando, FL - Beacham Theatre
05.27.10 - Miami, FL - Eve
06.02.10 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
06.03.10 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
06.04.10 - Charlotte, NC - Amos’ Southend
06.05.10 - Virginia Beach, VA - Hangar 09
08.04.10 - Fuente Alamo, Spain - Panorama

• Raekwon: http://raekwonchronicles.com
• Ice H20/EMI: http://www.emimusic.com

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