Eminem Tour Dates Revealed, New Album Arriving Soon
If money isn't a major issue, then hop on a flight to witness Eminem grace the stage overseas this summer. The lauded rapper is set to perform a handful of dates in countries like Belgium and France. Thanks to Aftermath, Slim Shady fans can plan ahead to see him rap through tracks like 'Guilty Conscience,' 'Stan' and 'Not Afraid' live.
The 'Recovery' creator will hit Belgium to perform at the Pukkelpop Festival on August 8, with several dates in between and end his trek at the U.K.'s Leeds Festival August 25. While all of his scheduled performances are solely in August so far, chances are more dates will pop up with the release of his new album, set to arrive after Memorial Day.
This will mark the Detroit native's eighth studio album and the follow-up to 2010's 'Recovery.' He has yet to release new music from the effort but it's likely he'll collaborate with his longtime producer and friend Dr. Dre once a track debuts. Known for his own production work, Em could very well mastermind some of the beats for this project as well.
Dre briefly talked about Eminem's upcoming release in an interview with Power 106 last month, confirming that the opus was on its way. Shady Records President Paul Rosenberg also confirmed an album from Marshall Mathers earlier this year.
“We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013,” Rosenberg shared. “He’s been working on it for some time. It’s safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day at some point, but we’re not exactly sure when. We’ve got some dates locked in for him to perform live in Europe in August, so we’re trying to see what else lines up.”
One look at Aftermath's Facebook page proves the label is in full support of the rhymer's new tunes. For every post on Em, there's promotion of the album to come.
Perhaps these end-of-summer shows are an indication that Eminem will close out the usually hot season by releasing some heat of his own.
Eminem Tour Dates
8/15: Pukkelpop Festival - Kiewit, Belgium
8/17: Slane Castle - Dublin, Ireland
8/20: Bellahouston Park - Glasgow, UK
8/22: Stade de France - Paris, France
8/24: Reading Festival - Reading, UK
8/25: Leeds Festival - Leeds, UK
Watch Eminem's 'Guilty Conscience' Video Feat. Dr. Dre