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The Monster Tour (Eminem and Rihanna)

The Monster Tour was a co-headlining concert tour by North American rapper Eminem and Barbadian recording artist Rihanna. The tour began on August 7, 2014 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and concluded on August 23, 2014 at the Comerica Park in Detroit.

The Monster Tour
Tour by Eminem and Rihanna
The Monster Tour poster.png
Associated albumThe Marshall Mathers LP 2
Start dateAugust 7, 2014 (2014-08-07)
End dateAugust 23, 2014 (2014-08-23)
No. of shows6 in North America
Box office$36.4 million ($38.52 million in 2018 dollars)[1]
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Contents

BackgroundEdit

Eminem and Rihanna first collaborated in 2010 with "Love the Way You Lie". Since then they have released three more collaborations: "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" (2010)", "Numb" (2012) and "The Monster" (2013).

In February 2014, it was announced that they would embark on a mini-tour. On March 19, 2014, it was confirmed that it would be called The Monster Tour and three dates were announced.[2] Tickets went on sale to the general public on March 28, 2014.[3] On March 21, 2014, three further dates were added to the tour due to popular demand.[4]

Commercial performanceEdit

The Monster Tour was the one of the highest-grossing tours of 2014 in North America, with a gross of $36 million in only six shows. The tour sold a total of 315,858 tickets in six dates, with an average of 52,643 tickets per concert.

The two shows at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey grossed $12.4 million. It was the sixth highest-grossing box office of the year in North America, only behind Billy Joel, George Strait, One Direction and Garth Brooks.[5]

Set listEdit

The following set list was obtained from the concert held on August 7, 2014; at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.[6]

  1. "Numb"
  2. "No Love"
  3. "Run This Town" / "Renegade" / "Live Your Life"
  4. "Crack a Bottle"
  5. "Won't Back Down"
  6. "What Now" (Rihanna only)
  7. "Phresh Out the Runway" (Rihanna only)
  8. "Birthday Cake" / "Talk That Talk" (Rihanna only)
  9. "Rude Boy" (Rihanna only)
  10. "What's My Name?" / "Na Na" (Rihanna only)
  11. "Pour It Up" / "Forgot About Dre" (Rihanna only)
  12. "Cockiness (Love It)" (Rihanna only)
  13. "Man Down" (Rihanna only)
  14. "You da One" (Rihanna only)
  15. "Wait Your Turn" (Rihanna only)
  16. "Jump" (Rihanna only)
  17. "Umbrella" (Rihanna only)
  18. "All of the Lights" / "Rockstar 101" (Rihanna only)
  19. "Where Have You Been" (Rihanna only)
  20. "Stay" (Rihanna only)
  21. "Love the Way You Lie"
  22. "3 A.M." (Eminem only)
  23. "Square Dance" (Eminem only)
  24. "Business" / "Kill You" (Eminem only)
  25. "Evil Deeds" (Eminem only)
  26. "Rap God" (Eminem only)
  27. "Marshall Mathers" (Eminem only)
  28. "Just Don't Give a Fuck" / "Criminal" / "The Way I Am" (Eminem only)
  29. "Airplanes, Part II"
  30. "Stan"
  31. "Sing For The Moment" (Eminem only)
  32. "Like Toy Soldiers" / "Forever" / "Berzerk" (Eminem only)
  33. "Till I Collapse" (Eminem only)
  34. "Cinderella Man" (Eminem only)
  35. "My Name Is" (Eminem only)
  36. "The Real Slim Shady" (Eminem only)
  37. "Without Me" (Eminem only) / "Not Afraid" (Eminem only)
  38. "Diamonds" (Rihanna only)
  39. "We Found Love" (Rihanna only)
  40. "Lose Yourself" (Eminem only)

Encore

  1. "The Monster"

ShowsEdit

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Tickets Sold/Available Box Office
North America
August 7, 2014 Pasadena United States Rose Bowl 110,346 / 110,346 $13,148,346
August 8, 2014
August 16, 2014 East Rutherford MetLife Stadium 100,420 / 100,420 $12,721,417
August 17, 2014
August 22, 2014 Detroit Comerica Park 105,092 / 105,092 $10,598,888
August 23, 2014
Total 315,858 / 315,858 (100%) $36,400,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Eminem - Timeline Photos". Facebook.com.
  3. ^ "EMINEM - The Monster Tour - Dates Announced and Ticket Information". Eminem.com.
  4. ^ "IMPORTANT UPDATE...PRESALE NOW + 2nd SHOWS ADDED!". Facebook.com.
  5. ^ http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2014/2014YearEndTop200ConcertGrosses.pdf
  6. ^ Alexis, Nadeska (August 8, 2014). "Eminem And Rihanna Kicked Off Their Monster Tour: Here's Their Set List". MTV News. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved February 24, 2016.