The iconic rap collective Wu-Tang Clan has announced plans to launch a U.S. tour late this year that will stretch into early 2009. The...

The iconic rap collective Wu-Tang Clan has announced plans to launch a U.S. tour late this year that will stretch into early 2009. The almost 30-date jaunt begins on November 29 at the Roseland Theater in Portland, OR, and is scheduled to wrap on January 14 at a currently undisclosed in Atlanta, GA.

The coast-to-coast circuit features a December 3 concert at the Regency Center’s Grand Ballroom in San Francisco, CA, and a December 23 gig at the historic Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY. Along the way, the rappers will also make stops at House of Blues venues in five cities, including Las Vegas (December 6) and Chicago (December 14).

Accompanying Wu-Tang Clan on tour are Cappadonna, Streetlife, and DJ Mathematics. More dates for the trek will be announced in the future, according to a statement on the Clan’s official Web site.

The group is supporting the Clan’s 2007 album “8 Diagrams,” which peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 4 on the rap album charts. The record was Wu-Tang’s first album in about six years and first release since the death of original member ODB.

“8 Diagrams” featured the remaining eight members of Wu-Tang Clan, which formed in the early 1990s and became one of the leading influences in rap and hip-hop. Original members RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Inspecta Deck, and Masta Killer are all scheduled to appear each night on the tour.

Wu-Tang Clan itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

November 29Portland, ORRoseland Theater
November 30Boise, IDKnitting Factory
December 1Seattle, WAShowbox SoDo
December 3San Francisco, CAGrand Ballroom at Regency Center
December 4West Hollywood, CAHouse of Blues
December 5San Diego, CAHouse of Blues
December 6Las Vegas, NVHouse of Blues
December 7Tempe, AZThe Marquee
December 8Tucson, AZRialto Theatre
December 10Denver, COOgden Theatre
December 14Chicago, ILHouse of Blues
December 15Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
December 17Cleveland, OHHouse of Blues
December 18Rochester, NYMain Street Armory
December 19Philadelphia, PATrocadero Theatre
December 20New Haven, CTToad’s Place
December 21Sayreville, NJStarland Ballroom
December 23New York, NYHammerstein Ballroom
January 1Washington, DC9:30 Club
January 2Providence, RILupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
January 4South Burlington, VTHigher Ground
January 7Norfolk, VANorVa
January 8Richmond, VAToad’s Place
January 9Greensboro, NCN Club
January 10Charleston, SCMusic Farm
January 11Charlotte, NCAmos’ Southend
January 12Raleigh, NCLincoln Theatre
January 13Columbia, SCLevel 2
January 14Atlanta, GATBA