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Eminem sends fans into raptures

The wait is finally over.

Detroit rap icon Eminem will perform in Perth for the first time, playing at Optus Stadium on February 27 as part of a major Australian and New Zealand stadium tour, Rapture 2019.

Eminem’s live show illustrates why he remains the “greatest in the world” of hip-hop, with his rapid-fire flow, expansive phrasing and acerbic lyrics.

His previous Australian visits in 2011 and 2014 saw sold-out stadiums across the country.

“Everything that made Slim Shady one of the most essential voices of his generation was on stage this weekend,” Rolling Stone said of Eminem’s 2018 headline Coachella set.

When the 15-time Grammy award winner and biggest-selling rapper of all time dropped his surprise 10th studio album Kamikaze, unannounced, on August 31 this year, it went straight to No.1 on the ARIA Australian Albums chart.

It retained pole position for four consecutive weeks, becoming the MC’s ninth chart-topping album in this country.

Killshot, Eminem’s standalone single, scored the highest 24-hour YouTube debut for a hip-hop video (the third-highest music video debut overall) upon its release last month.

Tickets for Eminem’s Rapture 2019 Optus Stadium concert go on sale on Monday, October 22, with Visa cardholders able to purchase pre-sale tickets from October 17-19. Book at Ticketek.

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