Relapse, Recovery, Revival: Eminem Hits the Road with Rihanna
Eminem & Rihanna Announce “Monster” Tour
Dates for Eminem and Rihanna’s “Monster” Tour have finally been announced. Well, “tour” might be a bit of a stretch, as the run of shows will only see the duo in three major cities: Los Angeles, New Jersey and Michigan. The dates are in addition to Em’s appearance at Lollapalooza in Chicago (August 1-3) and at Squamish Music Festival (August 10) in Canada. The pairing is kind of a no-brainer, seeing as Rihanna has provided Eminem with two of his catchiest hooks for songs “Love the Way You Lie” and his most recent hit, “The Monster.” The tour kicks off at the L.A.’s Rose Bowl on August 7 & 8, followed by N.J.’s Metlife Stadium on the 16th & 17th, and finally the grand finale in the rapper’s hometown of Detroit on August 22 & 23. See all tour info below.
“Monster” Tour Dates & Show Schedule
|8/1/14 – 8/3/14 *||Lollapalooza||IL||Lollapalooza|
|8/7/14||Los Angeles||CA||Rose Bowl|
|8/8/14||Los Angeles||CA||Rose Bowl|
|8/10/14 *||Squamish||CA||Squamish Festival|
|8/16/14||East Rutherford||NJ||MetLife Stadium|
|8/17/14||East Rutherford||NJ||MetLife Stadium|
Video for Eminem & Rihanna “The Monster”
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MMLP2 Drops, Tour Dates to Follow?
The November release of the Marshall Mathers LP2 was met with a myriad of critical and commercial acclaim. Filled with the same punchy one-liners and tongue-in-cheek lyrics that helped catapult Em to stardom back in his Slim Shady days, the Rap God seems to have finally gotten his soul back. So, we already know that Eminem is headed to Aussie and NZ in a month for some gigs with label-mate Kendrick Lamar (who appears on the new album), but there’s still no word regarding a US tour. Festy lineup announcements are hitting the internet rapid-fire, and so far it seems Outkast has already stolen most of the headliner thunder. Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza have yet to announce their acts – could Mr. Mathers have some surprises up his sleeve for fans? It has also just been announced that Em will headline Canada’s Squamish Music Festival, alongside Arcade Fire and Bruno Mars. That festy will take place from August 8-10.
Rapture Tour Dates
Eminem has announced that Kendrick Lamar will join him for a series of shows in Australia and New Zealand taking place next year. The four-date gig spans February 15 to February 22, and features stops in Auckland, NZ, as well as Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, all in Australia. J.Cole will also offer support at the shows, plus Australian artist 360, and New Zealand rapper David Dallas. Eminem’s new album, Marshall Mathers LP2, is due out November 5. Check out his new song “Rap God” here.
Eminem Announces New “MMLP2″ Album
At long last, Slim Shady aka Marshal Mathers aka Eminem has revealed information about a new album. “MMLP2″ – a throwback to the rapper’s classic “Marshal Mathers LP” – will be released on November 5. The announcement came in the form of a commercial which aired before the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. “Guess who’s REALLY back? #VMAs,” Eminem tweeted before the show. Check out the commercial here.
Still No New Album
Although early rumors about Eminem’s highly-anticipated 2013 album indicated a summer release, we’re already into July with still not even a new single. According to former D12 bandmate, Mr. Porter, fans might have to wait until fall for new tunes. Hopefully the comeback is worth the wait. If you want to get your angry-rapper fix in the meantime, check out Yeezus.
Eminem European Tour Dates
Eminem has finally broken his silence about 2013 tour dates. The legendary rapper will spend the last half of August be-bopping around Europe, with shows in Belgium, Ireland, Glasgow and France, plus three gigs in the United Kingdom. The UK gigs will be part of his appearances at the Reading & Leeds Festivals, which also features artists Green Day and Nine Inch Nails. Check below for Eminem tickets and tour dates.
Eminem 2013 Tour Dates
|8/22/13||Paris||FR||Stade de France|
No more international tour dates (yet), but Paul Rosenberg, president of Eminem’s Shady Records label, has revealed an approximate release date for the rapper’s upcoming album: “It’s safe to say that it will be [released] post-Memorial Day at some point, but we’re not exactly sure when.”
If Mathers sticks to the loose timeframe, that means a late fall/winter tour isn’t out of the question… although it’s just as likely some fans will have to wait until 2014 for their chance to see Shady live and spitting livid in person. Be sure to check back here as more Eminem info’s released in the months ahead.
Eminem at Reading and Leeds Festival
They’re finally here: the first round of Eminem 2013 tour dates.
The rapper will play a pair of UK shows next summer, hitting up back-to-back music festivals in Reading and Leeds. The August 23-25th appearances, however, are merely a warmup for what’s sure to be a much-hyped international tour. We’ve got ticket links to Eminem’s first set of promotional concerts below, but be sure to check back here when he tacks on even more dates:
Looks like Eminem’s legion of diehard fans might get their wish after all. Although no official announcement has been made, as Rolling Stone magazine points out, a new Eminem “tribute hat” for the rapper’s hometown Detroit Tigers obliquely makes reference to a 2013 album. The headgear comes outfitted with a special side-panel that lists, in chronological order, each year Shady’s released a solo album – from 1996 all the way to 2013. No word from the Mathers’ camp as to when over the course of the new year we can expect a followup to 2010′s Recovery, but there’s no going back now the promo’s been stitched, shipped and virally shared: Eminem’s releasing a new album – meaning a tour’s not too far off!
The rest of the world might still be getting the cold shoulder, but Japan’s about to be graced with a rare – if brief – appearance by Slim Shady. Eminem has just released a video announcing his imminent arrival overseas. Although the viral promo doesn’t specify which dates or venues he’ll be hitting, the Internet tells us Osaka and Chiba are the chosen cities for two consecutive concerts scheduled for this upcoming Thursday, August 16th, and Friday, the 17th.
You’re the envy of the international community if you happen to be in those places at those times. The rest of us will have to make due with watching this snippet of Em’s personal brand of dead-pan humor over and over again, until given the chance to watch him live. Which is bound to be soon… right?
No love from Eminem, yet.
Eminem, often refereed to as the Slim Shady, has made only two performances in the last year – one being at Lollapalooza in Chicago. Last November Eminem announced that he would be on a world tour with Lil Wayne this summer. There was a great deal of speculation that the tour would include several stops in the United States. Yet, neither Eminem nor Lil Wayne have confirmed any dates and venues as of June, which has led many to wonder if the tour is dead.
Eminem’s last tour was in 2010, in which he performed alongside rapper Jay-Z. The Home Tour was hailed as one of the greatest concerts in the last decade (tickets sold out in the pre-sale and some of the top tickets were fetching upwards of $13,000). Given that this September marks two years since his Home Tour, many fans are anxiously awaiting the chance to see the rapper live. Yelawolf’s “Slumerican Tour.”, announced last week, has stoked rumors that Eminem may make a guest appearance alongside Yelawolf, since the recent breakout artist is signed under Shady Records (Eminem’s record label). Neither party have publicly commented on a possible Eminem appearance, but an announcement would be expected in the next month given Yelawolf’s tour begins in early September.
Eminem Ticket Information from Past Performances
|Detroit||MI||St. Andrews Hall||8/26/2010||$50.00|
|Fontana||CA||Auto Club Speedway||9/25/2010||$128.69|
|Fontana||CA||Auto Club Speedway||9/26/2010||$131.94|
|Chicago||IL||Jay Pritzker Pavilion||8/5/2011||$278.26|
Top 20 Eminem Albums
Album CoverAlbum TitleRelease Date
|Album Cover||Album Title||Release Date|
|The Marshall Mathers LP - The Way I Am - Stan - The Real Slim Shady||July, 2009|
|The Eminem Show - Cleanin’ Out My Closet - Without Me - Sing For The Moment||June, 2007|
|The Slim Shady LP - Guilty Conscience- Role Model- Brain Damage||March, 2009|
|Recovery - Not Afraid- Space Bound- Cinderella Man- Love the Way You Lie||June, 2010|
|Encore - Like Toy Soldiers- Just Lose It- Mockingbird||June, 2005|
|Relapse - Beautiful- Insane- We Made You||June, 2009|
|Curtain Call: The Hits - Lose Yourself- Fack- Shake That- When I’m Gone||December, 2005|
|Infinite - Infinite- It’s OK- Backstabber||June, 2006|
|Curtain Call - The Way I Am- Sing for the Moment- Without Me||December, 2005|
|Eminem Show - Superman- White America- Soldier- ‘Till I Collapse||July, 2005|
|Lose Yourself||July, 2009|
|8 Mile||October, 2002|
|The Marshall Mathers LP – Tour Edition||August, 2001|
|Not Afraid||May, 2010|
|Relapse: Refill||December, 2009|
|Slim Shady LP||February, 2001|
|Platinum Collection 2001||June, 1909|
|Eminem Presents The Re-Up||December, 2006|
|Piece of Mind||2006|
|When I’m Gone||December, 2005|
Top 10 Eminem Songs
1. Lose Yourself
2. Not Afraid
4. When I’m Gone
5. Love The Way You Lie
7. ‘Till I Collapse
8. Sing for the Moment
10. The Real Slim Shady
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