Anger Management Tour

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Anger Management Tour
Tour by Eminem, 50 Cent, G-Unit, Lil' Jon, Lil' Scrappy, Limp Bizkit, And Papa Roach
Associated albumThe Marshall Mathers LP (+ others)
Start dateOctober 19, 2000
End dateAugust 12, 2005
No. of shows116 (+13 cancelled)
  • 20 in Europe (+12 cancelled)
  • 94 in North America (+1 cancelled)
  • 2 in Asia
Eminem, 50 Cent, G-Unit, Lil' Jon, Lil' Scrappy, Limp Bizkit, And Papa Roach concert chronology

The inaugural Anger Management Tour was founded and started in the fall of 2000 by Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach, and after the release of The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem. Originally targeted at both rap and rock fans, the first "Anger Management" outing took place in 2000. In the process of starting the large tour, Eminem wanted to include Nine Inch Nails into the list of artists, but Marilyn Manson joining the tour would raise the issues between him and Trent Reznor. Eminem decided to not ask Reznor to join the tour due to the friendship he has with Manson. Eminem also came up with the name for the tour, being quoted in Rolling Stone saying "It's the perfect name for a tour like this, because most of the music featured in the tour is about anger, frustration, and the bullshit of our lives and the fans loving every minute of it. It's the blend of hardcore rap, industrial metal, and alternative metal that gives it the anger management feel, literally."

In the first tour, most of the concerts were extremely long, due to the number of artists that were chosen to headline the massive tour. Many of the concerts were praised for the production value and how each artist played like it was their own tour. Many critics agreed that one of the great things about the concerts were that they felt like they were made up of mini concerts.

The second tour took place in the summer of 2002. Eminem told LAUNCH, "It's basically the same thing that it was the last Anger Management Tour without Limp Bizkit... Papa Roach are still cool though." These concerts on the second tour were infamously just as long as the first time around, which in turn led to a controversial incident during a European Leg of the tour. During a stop in Milton Keynes, UK, fans grew restless and agitated at the prolonged 'stage changeovers' between artists and proceeded to throw bottles of liquid (liquor, water, and urine) at the stage. It is thought one of these bottles of liquid hit rapper Xzibit during his set, causing him to leave the stage having suffered a broken jaw.

The bottle throwing incident in Milton Keynes was referenced by Eminem and D12 in a song titled 'American Psycho 2', in which Em retorts 'go find out who did that shit to Xzibit, fill up a whole liquor bottle of piss and shatter his fucking lips with it'

The third tour took place in the summer of 2005. 50 Cent missed the tour's first two stops because of a scheduling conflict; he was tied up shooting his film debut. Ludacris filled in on those dates. The European part of the tour was cut short due to the exhaustion of tour founder Eminem and his addiction to sleeping pills.


Eminem performing on the Anger Management Tour
D12 performing on the Anger Management Tour

Tour dates[edit]

1st edition
Date City Country Venue
North America
October 19, 2000 East Rutherford United States Continental Airlines Arena
October 20, 2000
October 21, 2000 Buffalo HSBC Arena
October 23, 2000 Worcester Worcester's Centrum Centre
October 26, 2000 Toronto Canada SkyDome
October 27, 2000 Montreal Molson Centre
October 29, 2000 Auburn Hills United States The Palace of Auburn Hills
October 30, 2000 Rosemont Allstate Arena
November 1, 2000 Milwaukee Bradley Center
November 2, 2000 Champaign Assembly Hall
November 3, 2000 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse
November 5, 2000 Moline The MARK of the Quad Cities
November 6, 2000 St. Louis Savvis Center
November 8, 2000 Minneapolis Target Center
November 10, 2000 Denver Pepsi Center
November 13, 2000 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
November 14, 2000 Portland Rose Garden Arena
November 17, 2000 Daly City Cow Palace
November 18, 2000 Sacramento ARCO Arena
November 21, 2000 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
November 24, 2000 Inglewood Great Western Forum
November 26, 2000 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
November 28, 2000 San Antonio Alamodome
November 29, 2000 Houston Compaq Center
November 30, 2000 Dallas Reunion Arena
December 2, 2000 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
December 3, 2000 Birmingham BJCC Arena
December 6, 2000 Lexington Rupp Arena
December 7, 2000 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
December 8, 2000 Columbus Value City Arena
December 9, 2000 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
December 10, 2000 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
December 11, 2000 Albany Pepsi Arena
December 13, 2000 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
December 14, 2000 Greenville BI-LO Center
December 15, 2000 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
December 17, 2000 Tampa Ice Palace
December 18, 2000 Sunrise National Car Rental Center
December 19, 2000 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 2, 2001 Hamburg Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
February 3, 2001 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
February 4, 2001 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
February 5, 2001 Rotterdam Netherlands Rotterdam Ahoy
February 6, 2001 Brussels Belgium Forest National
February 7, 2001 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
February 8, 2001 Manchester England Manchester Evening News Arena
February 9, 2001 London London Arena
February 10, 2001
2nd edition

Eminem, Papa Roach, Ludacris, Xzibit, The X-Ecutioners and Bionic Jive (until 7 August)

Date City Country Venue
North America
July 18, 2002 Buffalo United States HSBC Arena
July 19, 2002 Hartford Meadows Music Theatre
July 20, 2002 Scranton Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 21, 2002 Bristow Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
July 22, 2002 New Jersey Continental Airlines Arena
July 25, 2002 Camden Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
July 26, 2002 Wantagh Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater
July 27, 2002 Mansfield Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
July 30, 2002 Cleveland CSU Convocation Center
July 31, 2002 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Music Center
August 1, 2002 Rosemont Allstate Arena
August 2, 2002 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center
August 5, 2002 Nampa Idaho Center Arena
August 6, 2002 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
August 7, 2002 Portland Rose Garden
August 10, 2002 Wheatland AutoWest Amphitheatre
August 11, 2002 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 12, 2002 Fresno Selland Arena
August 15, 2002 Chula Vista Coors Amphitheatre
August 16, 2002 San Bernardino Blockbuster Pavilion
August 17, 2002 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center
August 20, 2002 Phoenix America West Arena
August 21, 2002 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
August 22, 2002 Greenwood Village Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
August 24, 2002 Maryland Heights UMB Bank Pavilion
August 25, 2002 Bonner Springs Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 31, 2002 Tampa Ice Palace
September 1, 2002 Sunrise National Car Rental Center
September 4, 2002 Atlanta HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
September 8, 2002 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
May 23, 2003 Chiba Japan Makuhari Event Hall
May 24, 2003
June 13, 2003 Essen Germany Georg-Melches-Stadion
June 15, 2003 Hamburg AOL Arena
June 17, 2003 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam Arena
June 18, 2003
June 19, 2003 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
June 21, 2003 Milton Keynes England National Bowl
June 22, 2003
June 23, 2003
June 24, 2003 Glasgow Scotland Hampden Park
June 26, 2003 County Kildare Ireland Punchestown Racecourse
June 27, 2003
3rd edition
Date City Country Venue
North America
July 7, 2005 Noblesville United States Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 8, 2005 Columbus Germain Amphitheater
July 11, 2005 Tinley Park Tweeter Center Chicago
July 12, 2005
July 14, 2005 Denver Pepsi Center
July 17, 2005 Auburn White River Amphitheatre
July 19, 2005 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
July 20, 2005
July 22, 2005 Chula Vista Coors Amphitheatre
July 23, 2005 Pasadena Rose Bowl
July 24, 2005 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center
July 26, 2005 Phoenix Cricket Wireless Pavilion
July 28, 2005 Dallas Smirnoff Music Centre
July 29, 2005 Selma Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 31, 2005 Atlanta Georgia Dome
August 1, 2005 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum
August 2, 2005 West Palm Beach Sound Advice Amphitheatre
August 5, 2005 Bristow Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
August 6, 2005 Camden Lincoln Financial Field
August 8, 2005 New York City Madison Square Garden
August 9, 2005
August 10, 2005 Mansfield Tweeter Center
August 12, 2005 Detroit Comerica Park
August 13, 2005
Cancellations and rescheduled shows


In December 2012, it was confirmed that Eminem would finally perform at Slane Castle in Ireland on August 17, 2013, 8 years after cancelling the European part of the 2005 tour.[1]


Anger Management Tour
DVD release of a 2002 performance.
GenreHip hop/rap, dirty rap, hardcore rap, gangsta rap
DatesFall, Summer
Location(s)United States
Years active2000–2003, 2005
Founded byEminem, Ludacris, Limp Bizkit, Snoop Dogg, Papa Roach

In 2002 a DVD of the 2001 Anger Management Tour Europe was released and contains backstage footage with D12, Xzibit, Marilyn Manson, and Dido.

All Access Europe was released on June 18, 2002.

Track list

  1. "Hamburg"
  2. "Oslo"
  3. "Stockholm"
  4. "Amsterdam"
  5. "Brussels"
  6. "Paris"
  7. "Manchester"
  8. "London"

In 2005 a DVD of the 2002 performance in Detroit, Michigan was released and features behind-the-scenes footage as well as Eminem's performance in its entirety and special guests D12 and Obie Trice.

Eminem Presents the Anger Management Tour was released on July 4, 2005.

Track list

  1. "Square Dance"
  2. "Business"
  3. "White America"
  4. "Kill You"
  5. "When the Music Stops" (featuring D12)
  6. "Pimp Like Me" (featuring D12)
  7. "Fight Music" (featuring D12)
  8. "Purple Pills" (featuring D12)
  9. "Stan"
  10. "The Way I Am"
  11. "Soldier"
  12. "Cleanin' Out My Closet"
  13. "Forgot About Dre"
  14. "Drips" (featuring Obie Trice)
  15. "Superman" (featuring Dina Rae)
  16. "Drug Ballad" (featuring Dina Rae)
  17. "Just Don't Give a Fuck"
  18. "Sing for the Moment"
  19. "Without Me"
  20. "My Dad's Gone Crazy"

In 2007 a DVD of the 2005 performance in New York City's Madison Square Garden was released and features Eminem's performance shot by Showcase Network in its entirety, plus special guests D12, Obie Trice, and Stat Quo. In 2009, a BD of the same performance was released. This was the last performance to feature Proof before his death in 2006.

Eminem Live From New York was released on November 13, 2007.

Track list

  1. "Backstage Pt. 1"
  2. "Evil Deeds"
  3. "Mosh"
  4. "Business"
  5. "Rain Man"
  6. "Ass Like That"
  7. "Puke"
  8. "Kill You"
  9. "Like Toy Soldiers"
  10. "Git' Up" (featuring D12)
  11. "How Come" (featuring D12)
  12. "Rockstar" (featuring Bizarre of D12)
  13. "40 Oz" (featuring D12)
  14. "My Band" (featuring D12)
  15. "Backstage Pt. 2"
  16. "Stan"
  17. "The Way I Am"
  18. "Just Don't Give a Fuck"
  19. "Got Some Teeth" (featuring Obie Trice)
  20. "Stay 'Bout It" (featuring Obie Trice & Stat Quo)
  21. "The Setup (You Don't Know)" (featuring Obie Trice)
  22. "Like Dat" (featuring Stat Quo)
  23. "Cleanin' Out My Closet"
  24. "Mockingbird"
  25. "Just Lose It"
  26. "Backstage Pt. 3"
  27. "Lose Yourself" (featuring D12)