AMERICAN rap star Eminem will visit South Africa for the first time next year for his Rapture 2014 tour. He will be performing at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday, February 26, and Joburg’s Ellis Park Stadium on Saturday, March 1.
This will be Eminem’s first visit to South Africa and the African continent.
The singer-songwriter, an Oscar winner and 13-time Grammy winner, has sold 80 million albums and 120 million singles, and has had 2.5 billion views online. This month Eminem released his eighth album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, executive-produced by Dr Dre and Rick Rubin, and containing collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna and Skylar Grey. It includes his new hit single, The Monster, featuring Rihanna.
The 41-year-old, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers, and who is also known by his alter-ego Slim Shady, includes among his many hits Without Me, Stan, Lose Yourself and, most recently, his Rihanna collaboration Love the Way You Lie.
Tickets for the Johannesburg show range from R400 – R1 250 and tickets for Cape Town range from R350 – R1 250. Tickets go on sale at Computicket from 9am on Thursday.