Dainty Group today announced a trailblazing collaboration with hip-hop icon Eminem to do headline shows with the world’s biggest rap and urban stars across Australian stadiums in 2014.
Get ready for Rapture, a game-changing hip-hop event curated by Eminem, and presented by Dainty Entertainment, 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.
Rapture Australia 2014 stars:
Eminem: in a headline spot hot off the release of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, due on November 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 Australia, Eminem’s multi-platinum albums Recovery, Encore and The Eminem Show, and hit singles Without Me, Lose Yourself and Love The Way You Lie, are ranked on a biggest-ever sellers list in annual charts compiled by the Australian Recording Industry Association.
ARIA has certified The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) for sales of 4 x platinum, The Eminem Show (2002) 8 x platinum, Encore (2004) 4 x platinum, and Recovery (2010) 3 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.
360: Hometown hero and ARIA Award winner 360 broke through with a platinum-selling album Falling And Flying, and hit singles including Boys Like You, telling true tales from familiar streets without pretending or posturing.
“I am really excited to be working with Eminem on Rapture, 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, Australia, and get caught up in the Rapture in 2014.
Tickets on Sale Thursday 31 October
VIP & Fan Packages from www.showbiz.com.au
Rapture Australian Tour Dates:
Brisbane: Thursday 20 February, 2014 - Suncorp Stadium
Tickets: www.ticketek.com.au 132 849
PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION
TRAVEL FREE TO THE MATCH
Present your concert ticket to receive free travel to and from the Stadium on Brisbane Transport bus and Queensland Rail services. This free travel offer applies from mid-day to the last scheduled service on concert day.
TRANSLINK BUS SERVICES (Brisbane Transport only)
Patrons can catch regular timetabled services. In addition, special bus services from the City, Carindale, Eight Mile Plains / Mt Gravatt (Garden City), Chermside and The Gap run direct to the Stadium at regular intervals for two hours before kick-off. At the end of the game for a one hour period, high frequency bus services will operate.
QUEENSLAND RAIL SERVICES
Milton and Roma Street are the closest stations for patrons travelling to and from the Stadium. Regular timetabled services and any additional services run to and from both stations.
On game days, parking restrictions apply in the local area surrounding the Stadium. Fifteen minute parking limits apply in most restricted areas unless otherwise signed. On the spot fines will be issued to offending motorists. Illegally parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.
MAJOR ROAD CLOSURES
Major road closures will apply from the end of the game for one hour. To ensure pedestrian safety, Caxton Street between Petrie Terrace and Hale Street may need to be closed for a one hour period immediately prior to start time.