Eminem Plans Follow-Up LP, Praises Warped Tour

Eminem will head back to the studio in August to record the follow-up to "Slim Shady" after he wraps up the Vans Warped Tour.

Dr. Dre and the Bass Brothers are expected to produce the still-untitled album. The rapper told MTV News that he's expanding musically during the time he's spent on the road with the Warped acts, which are a far cry from his recent headlining tour or last year's Lyricist Lounge outing.

"This is, like, a little bit different," Eminem explained MTV News."It's a chance for me to expand a little bit... perform in front of different crowds, because it's more of a diverse crowd. You got people here that's here to see Suicidal Tendencies, you got people that... their favorite rapper is Ice-T... you got people here to see Eminem, or you got people here to see a Pennywise. So everybody's coming together, so it's a chance for everybody to spread, expand their horizons to different crowds,

so it's cool. This is my first non-hip-hop tour, you know what I'm saying? It's like hip - hop - slash - punk - slash - rock - slash - everything." [RealVideo]

For more on the Vans Warped Tour, check out "MTV News 1515" which is airing Friday night at 7:30.

If you want to catch Eminem and the other acts on the tour, here's where it's heading:

  • 7/15 - Cleveland, OH @ Flats At Nautica
  • 7/16 - New York, NY @ Randalls Island
  • 7/17 - Northampton, MA @ Fairgrounds
  • 7/18 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Lot
  • 7/20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ I.C. Light Amphitheatre
  • 7/21 - Philadelphia, PA @ CoreStates Complex Parking Lot
  • 7/22 - Buffalo, NY @ La Salle Park
  • 7/23 - Montreal, QC @ Parc Des Illes
  • 7/24 - Toronto, ON @ Docks
  • 7/25 - Pontiac, MI @ Pontiac Street
  • 7/27 - Washington, DC @ RFK Stadium Lot
  • 7/29 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
  • 7/30 - Orlando, FL @ Cent. Florida Fairgrounds
  • 7/31 - Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano

    Beach Amph. Parking Lot