RZA cooking up 'Digi Snax'


NEW YORK -- Wu-Tang founder RZA is returning for a third time to his Bobby Digital alter ego for the album "Digi Snax," due July 1 via Koch. The album's first single is "You Can't Stop Me now," featuring Inspectah Deck.

"This album is simply fun hip-hop," RZA said. "It's a perfect blend of reality, fiction, sci-fi and martial arts."

Other songs on the set include the socially-driven track "Drama," the sensual "Good Night Kiss," and "Straight Up the Block," produced by David Banner, which is in contention to be the second single. Other producers on the set include King Tech and up-and-coming California producer Pana.

RZA will go on tour in support of "Digi Snax" starting April 25 in Europe and June 10 in North America. He will be backed by soul band Stone Mecca and plans on having surprise appearances by Wu-Tang members and affiliates.

Here are RZA's North American tour dates:

June 10: Houston (Warehouse Live)
June 11: Austin, Texas (Emo's)
June 12: Dallas (Palladium)
June 14: Denver (Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom)
June 15: Salt Lake City (Urban Lounge)
June 17: Tucson, Ariz. (Rialto Theatre)
June 18: Phoenix (Brickhouse)
June 20: Los Angeles (Henry Fonda Theatre)
June 21: San Francisco (1015)
June 23: Portland, Ore. (Hawthorne Theatre)
June 24: Seattle (Showbox)
June 25: Vancouver (Richard's on Richards)
June 27: Calgary, Alberta (Sled Island Festival)
June 30: Minneapolis (First Avenue)
July 1: Chicago (House of Blues)
July 2: Pontiac, Mich. (Crowfoot Ballroom)
July 4: Ottawa, Ontario (New Capital Music Hall)
July 5: New York (Webster Hall)
July 7: Philadelphia (Trocadero)
July 8: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)