Wu-Tang Clan rapper GZA has weighed in on the Clan's upcoming U.K. tour with Eminem's label signee Yelawolf.

"I feel really great about this tour and I love to perform in the UK," elder Wu-statesman GZA said, according to AllHipHop.com "The British fans can expect lots of energy and we'll be bringing our best, as we always do. We're really excited about all performing together again and definitely looking forward to it."

The Wu-Tang Clan Rebirth tour kicks off with two dates in London, England, at the HMV Forum on June 11 and 12, before traveling to the HMV Institute in Birmingham, England on the 13, HMV Picture House in Edinburgh, Scotland on the 14, and returning to England to conclude the mini-tour at the Manchester Academy in Manchester on June 15.

While the GZA is excited about the tour, the RZA wasn't due to perform alongside the clan due to prior business engagements. "I gotta be honest about the tour. I have too much business going this quarter, so I won't be on the tour," RZA explained. "I'm going to try to join those guys during the springtime, though. Wu-Tang is coming to a lot of towns across the country and you know they'll leave their mark. I won't be there, unfortunately."

His reps, however, are now claiming he will be on the tour, so we'll give that one a 50/50 shot.

The Staten Island legends, who are joined by Shady's Yelawolf, fallen member Old Dirty Bastard's son Young Dirty Bastard, and official tour DJ and respected UK radio personality DJ Semtex, were last in the U.K. in August 2010.


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