Even more thrilling is the news that they’ve included one New Zealand show, at the Western Springs Stadium on Saturday 15 February, 2014.
Get ready for , a game-changing hip-hop event curated by Eminem, and presented by Dainty Group, with ears tuned to the streets, and eyes locked on rap’s future.
Tickets for RAPTURE go on sale on Thursday 31 October.
Eminem has handpicked the now, and the next, for the debut dose of Rapture.
NEW ZEALAND 2014 stars:
EMINEM: in a headline spot hot off the release of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, due onNovember 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.
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 Top 40 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 intriguing 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 , 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 in 2014.
Auckland, Saturday 15 February, 2014
Western Springs Stadium