The Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA is bringing back his much-beloved character Bobby Digital for a summer tour in support of “Digi Snacks,” a new studio...

The Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA is bringing back his much-beloved character Bobby Digital for a summer tour in support of “Digi Snacks,” a new studio album due out in July. Backing up Bobby Digital will be the future-soul group Stone Mecca, and the trek will start June 10 in Houston, TX and wind down July 8 in Washington, D.C.

The Bobby Digital character was introduced ten years ago with the release of “In Stereo” and went underground seven years ago after the release of “Digital Bullet.” To date, Bobby Digital releases have sold a combined 1 million units.

“This world wasn’t in a digital format in 1998. Now digital is the most compelling force of commerce and entertainment,” RZA explains in a statement. “So this is like a re-launch of the character.”

And, some of the real life characters that Digital tapped for “Digi Snacks” definitely lend to the mission: John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Dhani Harrison, The Black Knights, Dexter Wiggles, Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down), Reverend William Burke, Stone Mecca and Scandinavian newcomer Thea. There’s even a track produced by David Banner.

“I think ‘Digi Snacks’ is an album with a lot of fun,” RZA added. “This album is more of a performance album too. When you see it live, you’ll get a difference experience. I’m not trying to get into the world… I’m trying to bring the world to come to us.”

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The Bobby Digital tour dates featuring Stone Mecca:

June 10 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
June 11 Austin, TX Emo’s
June 12 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
June 14 Denver, CO Cervantes Ballroom
June 15 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
June 17 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater
June 18 Phoenix, AZ The Brickhouse
June 20 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theater
June 21 San Francisco, CA 1015
June 23 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
June 24 Seattle, WA Showbox
June 25 Vancouver, CAN Richards
June 27 Calgary, CAN Sled Island Festival
June 30 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
July 1 Chicago, IL House of Blues
July 2 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom
July 4 Ottawa, CAN New Capital Hall
July 5 New York, NY Webster Hall
July 7 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
July 8 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

(The image accompanying this story is from NYMag.com)