SHADY ON WAY BACK

The Courier-Mail - - CONFIDENTIAL -

GLOBAL rap icon is re­port­edly gear­ing up for a sta­dium tour to Bris­bane next year.

The rap­per’s Aus­tralian pro­moter, TEG Dainty, ap­par­ently has ap­proached lo­cal venues to host Eminem’s show in Fe­bru­ary, 2019.

It would be his first tour Down Un­der in five years.

A source said Sun­corp Sta­dium had been the first choice to host the concert, but the venue was forced to de­cline the of­fer due to a busy sched­ule in Fe­bru­ary.

The concert is now ru­moured to be com­ing up at the 48,500 seat Queens­land Sport and Ath­let­ics Cen­tre (QSAC), for­merly known as ANZ Sta­dium and QE II, on Fe­bru­ary 20. Eminem, (pic­tured) whose real name is

last toured Aus­tralia with his Rap­ture fes­ti­val in 2014.

The Eminem Bris­bane concert was held at Sun­corp Sta­dium. He sold more than 315,000 tick­ets across eight shows.

In late Au­gust, the 45-year-old re­leased his 10th stu­dio al­bum, Kamikaze, which spent four weeks at the top of the ARIA Al­bums Charts.

He was this week nom­i­nated for ARIA Award for Best In­ter­na­tional Artist.

The al­bum sparked con­tro­versy by re­peat­edly crit­i­cis­ing other rap­pers, in­clud­ing Aus­tralian who fired back at the rap­per on­line.

Photo: Jeremy Dep­u­tat

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