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Venue cancels Martin Shkreli event to air unreleased Wu-Tang music

By | Published on Thursday 16 February 2017

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Wu-Tang Clan fans willing to bypass their moral code may or may not get to hear Wu-Tang’s single-copy album ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’ next week. Its owner, that Martin Shkreli, is planning to air tracks from it at an event in New York, though finding a venue for this is seemingly an issue.

Shkreli announced earlier this week that he would be hosting an event at Webster Hall in New York on Monday. You’d have to sit through a lecture on “investing, healthcare and politics”, but in a Q&A session afterwards, the event page promises that “he WILL play tracks from his unreleased music collection”, including Wu-Tang.

This hit a snag yesterday when Webster Hall cancelled the event. “Webster Hall has cancelled the event”, Shkreli said on Facebook last night, claiming that “threats” had led to it being pulled. Meanwhile, the venue also confirmed to Pitchfork that “officially, it is not happening”.

Tickets for the event are still on sale, though no venue is listed, which suggests the Shkreli is hoping to find somewhere else to give his presentation. So maybe you’ll still get to have what sounds like a riveting Monday night out. Or, you could wait for Shkreli to release the Wu-Tang record, as he promised he would if Donald Trump was elected president.

Alternatively, there are many actually good Wu-Tang albums already publicly available.