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Eminem Rumoured To Tour Australia This Year

7 June 2023 | 1:27 pm | Mary Varvaris

“I heard a big name is coming to town at the end of the year and it's Eminem..." Could it be?

Eminem @ the MCG in 2019

Eminem @ the MCG in 2019 (Credit: Jeremy Deputat)

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Someone at Ticketek might have let details about a potential Eminem Australian tour slip to a friend, an anonymous caller told Triple M yesterday (6 June).

Yesterday morning, a caller rang 104.7 Triple M Adelaide during the station’s Rumour Mill breakfast segment. Joining Roo, Ditts & Loz, the caller claimed that Ticketek is in talks with owners at Adelaide Oval for The Eminem Show – a venue that holds approximately 53,000 people.

“I heard a big name is coming to town at the end of the year and it's Eminem... a friend of a friend let it slip from Ticketek,” the anonymous caller claimed. “They [Ticketek] are currently working with Adelaide Oval to sort out a venue,” for The Real Slim Shady, the caller added.

You can listen to the call below.

On Thursday, 8 June, Mark 'Roo' Ricciuto also addressed the Eminem touring rumours on his 104.7 Triple M show, stating that “They're 100 per cent in negotiations… but it's not done yet. Ticketek are involved and Adelaide Oval,” Daily Mail reports.

Ricciuto continued, “It won't be in 2023… it will be between the Adelaide Oval Test match against the West Indies and Round one of the football.” According to Ricciuto’s sources and prediction, the rumoured Eminem tour should take place at any point between January and mid-March 2024.

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The Daily Mail reached out to representatives for Eminem for comment.

Eminem last toured Australia in 2019. 60,500 was the evening's official headcount at his Perth stop, with many fans in attendance waiting as long as 20 years – since the release of the rapper’s major-label debut album The Slim Shady LP in 1999 – to finally see him in WA.

His Melbourne gig also broke the MCG’s live concert attendance record with 80,708 fans at the gig, beating the record previously set by the Sound Relief concert in 2009, which was attended by 80,518 people. 

However, Ed Sheeran smashed that record earlier this year, selling a mind-boggling number of over 107,000 tickets for just one night. His second show in Melbourne – both at the MCG – sold over 100,000 tickets. Will Eminem reclaim his record and beat Ed Sheeran upon his return?

Last month, Sheeran revealed that listening and rapping along to Eminem’s classic 2000 album, The Marshall Mathers LP, cured his stutter as a nine-year-old.

Appearing on The Howard Stern Show, Sheeran explained, "(My uncle) just said to my dad, 'This guy is the next Bob Dylan. You gotta let him listen. And by learning that record - and rapping it back to back to back to back - it cured my stutter."

Opening up about his friendship with the rap music icon, Sheeran continued, "I think it's different with Eminem because he is quite reclusive, doesn't see or meet that many people. 

"I've known him now (for) six years and we've done three songs together; I've played with him twice onstage. He's another person I really relate to, as he lives in his hometown still and has his eco-system around him.”

Check out The Music’s reviews of Eminem’s 2019 Melbourne and Sydney shows.