On Wednesday night, hip hop enthusiasts in Nashville, Tennessee, were treated to an unforgettable evening as legendary acts Wu-Tang Clan and Nas, joined by special guest De La Soul, took the stage at Bridgestone Arena. The performance marked the beginning of Leg 2 of their highly successful N.Y. State of Mind Tour in North America.
During the two-hour set, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, and De La Soul delivered an electrifying performance, treating fans to an array of their most iconic hits. Wu-Tang Clan delighted the audience with tracks like “Liquid Swords,” “Triumph,” and “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit,” while Nas wowed the crowd with classics such as “N.Y. State of Mind,” “The World Is Yours,” and “Get Down.”
The N.Y. State of Mind Tour is a testament to the enduring influence of hip-hop, bringing together two of the genre’s biggest acts. It also serves as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop music, showcasing its rich history and cultural impact.
The tour’s success in 2022 prompted Wu-Tang Clan and Nas to announce a global 2023 tour with 32 dates. The tour kicked off in May, featuring stops in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, with performances in Auckland, Sydney, Paris, London, Amsterdam, and more.
The celebration of Nas’s 50th birthday was another highlight of the tour. Nas, a GRAMMY-Award winning rap icon, marked the occasion with the release of his new album, Magic 3, produced by his longtime collaborator Hit-Boy and released via Mass Appeal. The album adds to Nas’s remarkable legacy in the world of hip-hop and continues to solidify his status as one of the genre’s greatest artists.
LEG 2 – NORTH AMERICA – 2023 N.Y. STATE OF MIND DATES:
Wed Sep 20 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Fri Sep 22 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
Sat Sep 23 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
Sun Sep 24 – Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino^
Tue Sep 26 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Wed Sep 27 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Fri Sep 29 – Atlantic City, NJ – Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
Sun Oct 01 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Mon Oct 02 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
Wed Oct 04 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Sat Oct 07 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Sun Oct 08 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Tue Oct 10 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
Fri Oct 13 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Sat Oct 14 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Mon Oct 16 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Tue Oct 17 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Wed Oct 18 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Sat Oct 21 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sun Oct 22 – Highland, CA – Yaamava Theatre
^ Daytime Pool Party Performance