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
  • 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]


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
February 15, 2014 Auckland New Zealand Western Springs Stadium J. Cole
Action Bronson
David Dallas
- -
February 19, 2014 Melbourne Australia Etihad Stadium Kendrick Lamar
J. Cole
Action Bronson
- -
February 20, 2014 Brisbane Suncorp Stadium - -
February 22, 2014 Sydney ANZ Stadium - -
February 26, 2014 Cape Town South Africa Cape Town Stadium Jack Parow
Action Bronson
- -
March 1, 2014 Johannesburg Ellis Park Stadium - -
July 11, 2014 London England Wembley Stadium Odd Future
Danny Brown
- -
July 12, 2014


  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.