The entire group – minus the deceased Ol’ Dirty Bastard – will appear on the tour, along with close associates Cappadonna and Street Life.

That means RZA, GZA, Ghostface, Raekwon, Method Man, U-God, Masta Killa, and Inspectah Deck will all be sharing the stage, something that’s happened only twice in recent memory – at a New Jersey show in November 2004 and a highly publicized Southern California gig several months earlier.

The pioneering hip-hop collective will kick the tour off February 7 at Toad’s Place in New Haven, Conn., with 10 shows confirmed over the next couple weeks. Two shows are booked for Philadelphia’s Electric Factory, and they’ll hit the Hammerstein Ballroom – site of ODB’s surprise appearance with the group while on the run from the law in 2000 – at home in New York City February 14.

The last show on the books is in Orlando, Fla., February 19.

Following the group effort, Ghostface will head out on a March solo tour in support of his upcoming album, Fishscale. Raekwon is also working on an album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2, set for a late 2006 release.