After bagging another No. 1 on the Australian albums chart with Kamikaze – released through Interscope/Universal Music – Eminem will return to Australia next February for another run of stadium dates, his first in Australasia for almost five years.
The superstar rapper will kick off the Australian leg of his Rapture jaunt on 20 February in Brisbane, then visit Sydney (22 February), Melbourne (24 February) and, finally, Perth (27 February), for his first-ever concert on the west coast. Marshall Mathers will then take his show to Wellington, New Zealand for the first time on 2 March.
Eminem previously visited Australia and New Zealand in 2014 for the first instalment of his Rapture Tour. All shows on that trip sold out briskly, according to Paul Dainty, who has organized all of Eminem’s concerts in Australia this decade and is behind the upcoming tour.
“Eminem is a global superstar and his live shows are phenomenal, we’re proud to once again present his Australian tour,” said Dainty, president and CEO of TEG Dainty. Dates on Eminem’s 2011 tour of Australasia sold out in just 30 minutes, Dainty reported at the time.
Eminem’s surprise release Kamikaze shot to No. 1 on Australia’s ARIA Albums Chart last month, his ninth No. 1 on the survey. The album ruled for four consecutive weeks and currently sits at No. 2. Of his 10 albums, only The Eminem Show (seven weeks in 2002) and Recovery (nine weeks in 2010) have spent more time at the summit.
Presales for Rapture 2019 commence this Wednesday, 17 October and the general on sale starts next Monday, 22 October.
Eminem plays the following Australasian dates in 2019:
February 20 – QSAC, Brisbane
February 22 – ANZ Stadium, Sydney
February 24 – Melbourne Cricket Ground
February 27 – Optus Stadium, Perth
March 2 – Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
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