Rap supergroup Wu-Tang Clan are hitting the road again for the first time since 1997.

Group leader Ghostface Killah has assembled the act for a US tour, which will begin in Connecticut next month (FEB06).

Bandmate RZA insists the 10-date reunion tour was made possible when the members of the group accepted it would be a labour of love, and not a big money-earner.

He tells Billboard.com, "I know everybody has a lifestyle they have to maintain... But, for the legacy, I think we should be willing to make that sacrifice and get it cracking."

It's not the first time the group have performed live since 1997 - the members reunited for one show in California in July,2004, and another in New Jersey in November, 2004 - the night before bandmate OL' DIRTY BASTARD collapsed and died in a Manhattan recording studio.