Eminem to tour Australia in February

Eminem is returning to Australia for a stadium tour in support of his new album Kamikaze.

The rapper will perform at Brisbane's QSAC on February 20, Sydney's ANZ Stadium on February 22, Melbourne's MCG on February 24 and Perth's Optus Stadium on February 27.

The 45-year-old rapper dropped the surprise Kamikaze, his tenth studio album, in August, a reaction of sorts to the critical drubbing that met his 2017 return Revival.

Eminem is returning to Australia.

Eminem is returning to Australia.Credit:Craig McDean

While the album debuted at #1 in Australia, his ninth album to do so, and spent four weeks atop the charts, it's received mixed reviews and sparked controversy for lashing out at other artists, including a homophobic slur aimed at rapper Tyler The Creator. Eminem later apologised for using the slur.

"I think the word that I called him on that song was one of the things where I felt like this might be too far," he told a US radio show last month. "Because in my quest to hurt him, I realise that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it."

The rapper, real name Marshall Mathers, last performed in Australia in 2014 in support of his Grammy-winning The Marshall Mathers LP 2. He'd previously also toured in 2011.

Tickets to February's tour go on sale at 2pm AEDT on Monday October 22 through Ticketek.

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