EMINEM AND 50 CENT ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR: “ANGER MANAGEMENT 3” TO HIT THE ROAD BEGINNING JULY 7.LIL JON & THE EAST SIDE BOYZ, G-UNIT, D-12, OBIE TRICE, STAT QUO TO ROUND OUT BILL
Santa Monica, CA, April 4, 2005 – The third installment of the Anger Management tour will be on the road beginning July 7, it was announced today. This will be the first tour Eminem has done since the November 12 release of his latest album, Encore, which is approaching five-times platinum sales in the U.S.
Joining Eminem on tour for all but the first two dates is 50 Cent, whose new album, The Massacre was released on March 8, and has already sold almost 3 million copies. This is the first U.S. tour that pairs Eminem with partner in rhyme 50 Cent. Like Eminem and his Shady Records family, this will be a family affair for 50, with G-Unit joining him on the road. 50 Cent is just beginning to shoot his film debut, and due to the movie’s production schedule he will be unable to appear at the first two dates, Indianapolis, IN and Columbus, OH. Ludacris will be taking his slot for those shows. King of Crunk Lil Jon along with his East Side Boyz will start the night off right for the entire tour.
“We’ve been waiting for the right moment to go on tour, and it all finally came together,” said Eminem. “We wanted to put together the best lineup we could…I’m always trying to top the last tour whenever I go out. I think we’re really doing it this time.”
Eminem’s entire Shady Records family will be on the road with him for the five and a half week run. Besides hearing songs from Encore performed live for the first time, concertgoers will see performances from D-12, Obie Trice, and the newest addition to the family, Atlanta’s Stat Quo, who recently signed to Shady/Aftermath and is already creating a buzz at press and radio. Shady artist and award-winning mixtape king Green Lantern will, as usual, be behind the turntables.
50 Cent added: “Whenever I get together with Em you know it’s going to be hot. Right now, I don’t see anything that will stop this from being the tour of the summer. You better put in for that time off from the job now, before somebody else beats you to it. Or quit your job so you can see every show.”
Those who can’t quit their jobs can tune in to Sirius Satellite Radio’s Shade 45 channel all summer long for tour coverage, exclusive live performances, and backstage interviews. Also coming this summer is the DVD from 2002’s Anger Management tour, which features live performances from Eminem and D-12.
The tour will wrap in Detroit with two shows at the home of the Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park. These shows promise to be as legendary as the one-off hometown show at Detroit’s Ford Field in 2003.
Dates are as follows:
July 7 – Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 8 – Columbus, OH – Germaine Amphitheater
July 11 – Chicago, IL – Tweeter Center
July 14 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
July 17 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheater
July 19 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion
July 22 – San Diego, CA – Coors Amphitheater
July 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Hyundai Pavilion
July 24 – Las Vegas, NV – Thomas & Mack Center
July 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Pavilion
July 28 – Dallas, TX – Smirnoff Music Centre
July 29 – San Antonio, TX – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 31 – Atlanta, GA – HiFi Buys Amphitheater
August 1 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheater
August 2 – West Palm Beach, FL – Sound Advice Amphitheater
August 5 – Washington, DC – Nissan Pavilion
August 6 – Philadelphia, PA – Tweeter Center
August 8,9 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
August 10 – Boston, MA – Tweeter Center
August 12 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
Check out the official tour website, www.TheAngerManagementTour.com for many exclusive giveaways, contests, video tour diaries, meet & greet opportunities and more!
Ticket Information will be posted as soon as it’s available.