The words of rap music prove the worth of literature classes, as evidenced by verbally dexterous MCs such as Kanye West, Talib Kweli, and Tom Wolfe whenever he dons parachute pants and steps up to the mic. Savor the malleability of language with today's GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get one special presale ticket before tickets are available to the public on Saturday, November 5 to see the Wu-Tang Clan at Congress Theater on Sunday, January 8, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $30 value, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All tickets are general admission.
Birthed in mystical kung-fu mythology, the legendary hip-hop empire of the Wu-Tang Clan mobilizes armies of fans with ingenious beats and gritty rhymes that boil from its multiple chambers. All members of the juggernaut collective, including RZA, GZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, and Inspectah Deck, are on board for Rebirth Tour 2011. The Wu will treat disciples to cuts from bombastic hip-hop records such as its debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) as well as the members' ménage of solo albums, creating a night that makes two turntables and a microphone sound like a million Radio Shacks exploding.
Congress Theater's neoclassical façade and ornate concert space ensconce listeners in elegance while they marvel at the Wu-Tang Clan's virtuosity. Baroque light fixtures, gilded walls, and a capacious dome provide visual stimulation between songs and afford royals the perfect opportunity to break out their crowns.
2135 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60647