Posted by Robert
Rap News Network
6/10/2004 1:00:55 PM
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The complete line-up of one of the most influential hard-core rap groups ever to emerge--the WU-TANG CLAN--are confirmed to perform at ROCK THE BELLS Saturday, July 17 at the National Orange Show Pavilion in San Bernardino, CA. Making their first performance together in over 10 years, RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Ghostface, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, U God and Cappadona are destined to be the highlight of what has become one of the brightest hip-hop music festivals in America this year. Other confirmed acts are Redman, Dilated Peoples, Sage Francis, Eyedea + Abilities and Supernatural with special guests Chali 2na and DJ Nu-Mark of Jurassic 5.
Spearheaded by festival founder and organizer Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union, the ambitious undertaking was inspired by a lack of quality hip-hop events and tours in the concert industry today. “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,” says Weisberg. “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. All the members have expressed their excitement to let their alter egos mash the stage and represent the clan.”
Launched in 2003, ROCK THE BELLS is a genuine rite of passage for thousands of urban-minded music lovers from all over Southern California. Following in the colorful tradition and history of past hip-hop music festivals such as Smoking Grooves and the Cypress Hill Smoke Out, ROCK THE BELLS aims to become the ultimate hip-hop platform and premiere single-day music event in the country by uniting the biggest names involved with urban culture in a spectacular music environment that is exciting, safe and memorable. Other world-class acts that have participated in ROCK THE BELLS events include Talib Kweli and Mos Def (Blackstarr), Busta Rhymes, Cypress Hill and Hieroglyphics, along with a host of others. Whether it’s an emcee battle, turntable exhibition or b-boy circle, ROCK THE BELLS represents, respects, and recognizes all aspects of the culture. Look for the ROCK THE BELLS North American tour in 2005.
Tickets for ROCK THE BELLS featuring the reunion of the Wu-Tang Clan on July 17 at the San Bernardino Orange Show Pavilion go on sale through Ticketmaster on Friday, June 18. $27 pre-sale (June 18 – 20), $32 on-sale (June 21- July 16), $37 day of show (July 17), $75 VIP.
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