Rapture Tour

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Rapture Tour
Tour by Eminem
Associated album The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Start date February 15, 2014 (2014-02-15)
End date July 12, 2014 (2014-07-12)
Legs 1
Shows
  • 2 In Europe
  • 2 in Africa
  • 4 in Oceania
  • 8 total
Eminem concert chronology
  • Rapture Tour
  • (2014)

The Rapture Tour was a concert tour by American rapper Eminem. It was launched in support of his eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013). Initial shows were announced in Australia and New Zealand on October 22, 2013.[1] Eminem was accompanied on the tour by Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Action Bronson.[2] On the Oceania dates he was also accompanied by local rappers 360 and David Dallas.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Darren Levin of The Guardian gave a positive review, calling the show a "half-day showcase of top-notch hip-hop talent" and commenting that Eminem has "lost none of the potency that made him such a revelation to teenagers coming of age in the early-2000s".[3] Chris Schulz from The New Zealand Herald felt the show was "a breathless, exhilarating and seriously loud show from start to finish", though complained about 360's "ridiculous Aussie rave-rap".[4] Michael Dwyer of The Canberra Times gave the show 3 1/2 out of 5 stars, praising Eminem's ability to remain "brilliantly in character" throughout his career.[5]

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
Oceania[6]
February 15, 2014 Auckland New Zealand Western Springs Stadium J. Cole
Action Bronson
360
David Dallas
- -
February 19, 2014 Melbourne Australia Etihad Stadium Kendrick Lamar
J. Cole
Action Bronson
360
- -
February 20, 2014 Brisbane Suncorp Stadium - -
February 22, 2014 Sydney ANZ Stadium - -
Africa[6]
February 26, 2014 Cape Town South Africa Cape Town Stadium Jack Parow
Action Bronson
- -
March 1, 2014 Johannesburg Ellis Park Stadium - -
Europe[6]
July 11, 2014 London England Wembley Stadium Odd Future
Danny Brown
- -
July 12, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brandle, Lars (October 21, 2013). "Eminem, Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole Heading Down Under for 'Rapture' Stadium Tour". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ Lacy, Eric (February 19, 2014). "Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Action Bronson, J. Cole hit Australia for Rapture Tour; view fan photos". Michigan Live. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ Levin, Darren (February 19, 2014). "Eminem and Kendrick Lamar". The Guardian. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ Schulz, Chris (February 16, 2014). "Eminem, Western Springs". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ Dwyer, Michael (February 20, 2014). "Eminem still in character, 15 years on". The Canberra Times. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "Billboard Biz: Current Boxscore". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. April 2, 2014. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2014.