Update: Martin Shkreli’s Wu-Tang Event in NYC Canceled Due to ‘Threats’

By Amanda Wicks

Update: A representative for New York nightclub Webster Hall told Pitchfork last night (Feb. 16) that the event featuring Martin Shkreli has been cancelled. Hours before the event was scheduled to take place Shkreli wrote on Facebook that “threats” forced the venue to nix his shindig. “It’s sad that a couple of threats can cancel a 500 person event people wanted to go to,” he wrote.

After purchasing Wu-Tang Clan’s rare album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for $2 million in 2015, real life villain Martin Shkreli threatened to destroy it. But now he’s preparing to let fans hear it. For a price.

Related: Martin Shkreli Leaks Rare Wu-Tang Clan Album After Trump Victory

Shkreli will be hosting a speaking event at New York’s Webster Hall, where he’ll “discuss investing, healthcare and politics in a presentation/lecture format for one hour” before he shares tracks from his unreleased music collection. And, yes, that will include some from Wu-Tang.

The informative event turned listening party is being touted as An Evening With Martin Shkreli, which is as shudder-inducing as it sounds. For now, Shkreli is asking between $15 and $50 for tickets, but knowing his price gouging history, the cost could certainly rise.

Perhaps this is the perfect opportunity for Wu-Tang and Bill Murray to enact their heist.

This article was updated on February 16 at 8:25 a.m.


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