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The Monster Tour - Eminem and Ri...

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Aug 7, 2014

Thu 7:30 PM

1001 Rose Bowl Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91103

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Performers:

  • Eminem
  • Rihanna

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Cost

US 29.5600 - 1313.9800

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Eminem: He is hip-hop's reigning lyricist and beat maker, having sold more records than any other rapper of the Nielsen SoundScan era. In fact, Eminem sold more records than any other performer in the 2000-2009 decade and is one of the highest selling artists in history. With credentials like his, you can expect Eminem tour dates to be the hottest hip-hop event this year.

Marshall Mathers became Rap's reigning king with a slew of commercially successful singles and a persona that kept him in the media spotlight. As a protege of Dr. Dre, it seemed like Eminem was destined to become a rap superstar. The duo produced and wrote his major label debut, The Slim Shady LP, in 1999 and released it to huge commercial success. The lead single, "My Name Is," marked a change in direction for hip-hop and made Eminem a mainstay on radio and on MTV. Known equally for his personal life as much as for his beats, Eminem's emergence was as controversial as it was commercial.

The follow-up, The Marshall Mathers LP, proved to be even more successful selling nearly ten million copies in the US and providing even more commercially successful singles in the US. Eminem tackled issues such as fame, domestic abuse, chemical dependency, and pop culture. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and sold 1.78 million copies in a week, becoming the fastest selling solo album in history. Eminem tour dates were booked on 2001's Up In Smoke Tour with rap heavy-hitters Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube. The Eminem concert schedule also had him crossing over onto the rock infused "Family Values Tour" with Limp Bizkit, which highlighted his broad and transcendent appeal.

It would seem almost impossible to top the success that Eminem was experiencing. However, Eminem did just that with the release of 2002's The Eminem Show, and 2004's "Encore,"-- both of which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album charts, solidifying the star's position as the highest selling rapper in US history. Following these album's releases, Eminem released a greatest hits album and focused his efforts towards producing music for proteges on his own Slim Shady label, the likes of which include 50 Cent.

Eminem was out of the spotlight for a few years before returning with the critically maligned, Relapse. Released in 2009, the album featured several kitsch records that made minimal impact on radio. He was quick to record a follow-up, Recovery which featured the hit #1 singles "Not Afraid," and "Love the Way You Lie,". On his road to recovery, he also found maturity, shedding the teenage shock factor and focusing on his undeniably fast rapping. The result was the The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which dropped the jaws of listeners through raw talent instead of profanity.

Don't miss out on Slim Shady when he comes to your area. Use Eventful as your source for Eminem tour dates and concert schedule updates.

Rihanna: She has sold over 15 million albums and over 45 million singles. Her videos have generated over a billion views on Youtube. She has three Grammy Awards and was Billboard’s ‘Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s’. She is, Rihanna. Now embarking on her fourth tour, Rihanna has firmly cemented her place in popular music history. Check out the latest Rihanna tour dates posted right here at Eventful.

Born and raised in Barbados, the young superstar had her eyes set firmly on stardom from a very early age. Long before those Rihanna tour dates had the star selling out massive venues worldwide, she proved her determination to make it big by leaving her native Barbados, and moving to the U.S. At the age of just 16, Rihanna auditioned for none other than Jay-Z, and subsequently went on to sign with his label. In 2007, the partnership led to the release of their worldwide smash, ‘Umbrella.’ The single reigned at the top of the U.K charts for an astonishing 10 weeks and remains a fan-favorite at all Rihanna tour dates.

Showcasing her distinctive blend of R&B and Caribbean music, as well as high energy performances and unique stage outfits, Rihanna tour dates are some of the most in-demand events on the popular music circuit today. With fans in all four corners of the globe, the schedule of Rihanna tour dates has the star performing everywhere from the U.S and Canada right across to Ireland, the U.K, Europe, Asia and Australia.

When the young star isn’t busy traveling the globe for those much-anticipated Rihanna tour dates, she is heavily involved in fundraising efforts for her own ‘Believe Foundation’ which seeks to help children with terminal illnesses. Additionally, in 2008, Rihanna collaborated with other major stars such as Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Fergie and Carrie Underwood on a charity single--the theme song for the 'Stand Up to Cancer' anti-cancer campaign. Indeed, Rihanna's philanthropic efforts have been recognized by many within the arts and entertainment worlds. Rihanna is also a cultural ambassador for her home country of Barbados.

With a new set of Rihanna tour dates kicking off later this year, you’ll want to stay informed on when she’s coming to a venue near you. Make Eventful YOUR source for all the latest news and up-to-date information on Rihanna tour dates.

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