Eminem Shakes Off Critics As Tour Comes Into Focus

Eminem will soon be hitting the road, giving him plenty of chance to tell his detractors precisely what he thinks of them.

The rapper formerly known as Marshall Mathers will kick off his tour next month in Chicago, and will go on to play a string of shows that will stretch well into late May.

The trek will likely give Eminem a direct taste of his new fame and chart juice; the rapper's "Slim Shady" album will remain in the top five next week. This time out, Eminem has already eclipsed his last effort, a far more indie affair released in 1996 called "Infinite.".

"I had an album out, like an independent release, and then everybody started talking bad about it and stuff," the rapper told MTV News' Kurt Loder during a tour of Eminem's native Detroit.

"(They said) I sounded like Nas, I sounded like AZ, I sounded like somebody trying to be from New York. I was white, and I shouldn't rap, and blah

blah blah blah." [28.8 RealVideo]

Of course, the rapper has managed to blow off such criticism throughout his career, and he may get more chances to just that when he takes his show on the road. Here's where to catch him:

  • 4/7 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
  • 4/8 - Cleveland, OH @ Odeon
  • 4/9 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Metropol
  • 4/10 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House
  • 4/11 - Montreal, ONT @ SONA
  • 4/13 - Boston, MA @ Boston College
  • 4/14 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
  • 4/15 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
  • 4/16 - Baltimore, MD @ John Hopkins Univ.
  • 4/18 - Washington, DC @ Nation
  • 4/20 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
  • 4/21 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
  • 4/22 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
  • 4/23 - Miami, FL @ Cameo
  • 4/27 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
  • 4/30 - Albuquerque, NM @ TBD
  • 5/2 - Denver, CO @ Lodo Music Hall
  • 5/4 - Phoenix, AZ @ Club Rio
  • 5/5 - Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
  • 5/8 - Los Angeles, CA @ House

    Of Blues

  • 5/11 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
  • 5/12 - Vancouver, BC @ The Rage
  • 5/16 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
  • 5/17 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Lunch
  • 5/19 - Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
  • 5/21 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
  • 5/23 - Detroit, MI @ State Theater


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