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Eminem Announces First New Zealand Show

Eminem Announces First New Zealand Show

Monday 21st October, 2013 8:52AM

Eminem is heading to New Zealand for the first time next year to headline new hip hop festival Rapture. Taking place at Auckland's premiere outdoor venue, Western Springs Park, Mr Slim Shady has curated the first year of the festival inviting US hip hop stars Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole to join him along with local talent David Dallas. Here are the details...

Rapture with Eminem
Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and David Dallas

Saturday 15 February, Western Springs Stadium, Auckland

See below for ticketing information.

Here's the latest video from Eminem's new album The Marshal Mathers LP2 out next month...

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Press Release:


New album The Marshall Mathers LP2 out November 5

Dainty Group today announced a trailblazing collaboration with hip-hop icon EMINEM to do headline shows with the world's biggest rap and urban stars across Australian stadiums in 2014.

Even more thrilling is the news that Eminem and Dainty Group have included one New Zealand show, at Auckland's iconic outdoor Western Springs Stadium on Saturday February 15th, 2014.

Get ready for RAPTURE, a game-changing hip-hop event curated by Eminem, and presented by Dainty Entertainment, with ears tuned to the streets, and eyes locked on rap's future.

Tickets for Rapture go on sale on Thursday 31 October at 10am NZDT.

Eminem has handpicked the now, and the next, for the debut dose of Rapture.


EMINEM: in a headline spot hot off the release of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, due on November 5, and billed as one of the most anticipated albums of the year. The Guardian said of his recent shows in Britain: “His stage presence is as potent as ever.”

Eminem sold out every seat of his triumphant stadium tour in Australia two years ago but this will be his first ever visit to New Zealand.

A 13-time Grammy and Oscar winner, Eminem has sold 80 million albums, scanned 120 million singles and had 2.5 billion views online.

In New Zealand, Eminem remains one of the most successful chart acts of all time. Of his eight albums released here, 7 of them went to #1 - spending a combined 227 weeks in the official NZ Top40 Charts. He has hit the top of the Singles Chart 6 times, including "Without Me" and "Lose Yourself", and most recently with his 2010 Rihanna collaboration "Love The Way You Lie" which was the second biggest selling single that year.

RIANZ has certified The Slim Shady LP (1999) 3 x platinum, The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) 7 x platinum, The Eminem Show (2002) 9 x platinum, Encore (2004) 4 x platinum, Curtain Call (2005) 6 x platinum and Recovery (2010) 2 x platinum.

KENDRICK LAMAR: a blinding ray of rap genius from the sunshine state, California, with his ground breaking album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, hits ‘Swimming Pools’ and ‘Poetic Justice’, and crowned the new king of the West Coast by Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre.

J.COLE: chart-topping rapper who got the tick of approval from Jay-Z with his clever rhymes and intriguingl lyrical content, then followed through to deliver street savvy work including two No.1 albums, Cole World: The Sideline Story, and his latest Born Sinner.

DAVID DALLAS: The forefront of New Zealand hip-hop, David Dallas has just released his new album Falling Into Place. The album is a continuation of form from Dallas, following on from the acclaimed The Rose Tint and Buffalo Man. It features the hard hitting, anthemic single ‘Runnin’, which is tearing up the singles charts.

“I am really excited to be working with Eminem on Rapture, an annual event with a long term vision of showcasing the best of the best in hip-hop at affordable prices to the punter,” promoter Paul Dainty said.

Lose yourself, New Zealand, and get caught up in the Rapture in 2014.

Tickets on Sale Thursday 31 October at 10am NZDT
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Auckland: Saturday 15 February, 2014 – Western Springs Stadium

Tickets: 09 970 9700 / 0800 111 999


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