Eminem and Rihanna have announced their three-city The Monster Tour, slated to kick off in August.
Eminem and Rihanna, who collaborated on 2013's "The Monster," a cut off Em's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, plan on stopping in three cities for this tour, New York, Los Angeles and Detroit.
“There are some shows coming up with Rihanna,” Eminem said in an interview XXL. “It’s a three-city tour: New York, L.A. and Detroit coming in August. The Monster Tour.”
"The moment I worked with him on 'Love the Way You Lie,' I wanted to work with him again, and we did 'Love the Way You Lie Part 2,'" Rihanna said at the time. "And then I wanted to work with him again. I just love working with Eminem. He’s just one of my favorite rappers, and his lyrics—he’s a true poet, and I enjoy that about him. For this song, I needed someone with not only his skill, but his personality. And I needed someone who really understands the perspective and the metaphor in the song of going numb and being numb to everything around and to say, 'Fuck you.' Eminem is definitely the perfect guy for that."
(February 21, 2014)
UPDATE: Eminem and Rihanna have revealed the tour dates for their upcoming The Monster Tour.
"This August, Eminem and Rihanna will be co-headlining a series of stadium shows for The Monster Tour," Eminem's website says. "The tour will kick off in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 7 at the Rose Bowl with shows then lined up in New York City's Metlife Stadium on Saturday, August 16 and Detroit's Comerica Park on Friday, August 22."
On March 20, American Express card members are set to have the opportunity to buy presale tickets. On March 22, Facebook fans who follow Eminem are scheduled to have early access to purchase tickets to the tour. On March 27, Live Nation app users are slated to have access to presale tickets, and on March 28, tickets for all three concerts are set to go on sale at livenation.com and the Live Nation app.
(March 19, 2014)
UPDATE #2: Eminem has released the following image of himself with Rihanna during a The Monster Tour rehearsal.