The Real Slim Shady will be standing up in Australia next year when Eminem headlines the just-confirmed Rapture Tour. Like RAPture. Geddit?
Eminem last toured here with Lil’ Wayne in 2011, selling out every stadium show in the process, and on February’s Rapture tour, he’ll be joined by rising hip-hop star Kendrick (drank) Lamar (drank), chart-topper J. Cole and local c-word enthusiast 360. The tour has been curated by Eminem, so all three of these acts presumably have the Marshall Mathers seal of rapproval.
Tickets for Rapture are on sale October 31. Dates and venues are below:
Melbourne: Wednesday 19 February, 2014 – Etihad Stadium. Tickets from www.ticketmaster.com.au
Brisbane: Thursday 20 February, 2014 – Suncorp Stadium. Tickets from www.ticketek.com.au
Sydney: Saturday 22 February, 2014 – ANZ Stadium. Tickets from www.ticketek.com.au
Given the dire state of the music festival biz in Australia at the moment (that goes double for hip hop festivals), we really hope we don’t have to announce this one’s cancellation in a few months time.