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Council Bluffs ain't nuthing ta mess with. 

Legendary rap group Wu-Tang Clan returns this summer to the Hawkeye state, playing a one-night-only show Aug. 1 at Stir Cove in Council Bluffs, a Thursday night. Tickets to see Wu-Tang at the outdoor amphitheater go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday by using the code "STIR19," the venue posted Tuesday. 

The show comes as part of a tour celebrating 25 years of iconic Wu-Tang album "Enter The Wu Tang: 36 Chambers." It's one of 14 confirmed North American dates on the summer tour. 

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One of the most-celebrated releases in genre history, "36 Chambers" proved a breakout success for Wu-Tang in the 1990s, birthing "Protect Ya Neck," "C.R.E.A.M.," "Method Man" and "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit." 

The rap group includes Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, RZA and GZA, among others. 

Wu-Tang Clan last played Des Moines in 2013, headlining the annual 80/35 Music Festival.

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