The Monster Tour (Eminem and Rihanna)

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The Monster Tour
Tour by Eminem and Rihanna
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Associated album The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Start date

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End date

August 23, 2014 ({{#if: 2014

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No. of shows 6 in North America
Box office $36.4 million

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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.

Background

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.<ref>"Eminem - Timeline Photos". Facebook.com. </ref> Tickets went on sale to the general public on March 28, 2014.<ref name="Tour Dates Announced">"EMINEM - The Monster Tour - Dates Announced and Ticket Information". Eminem.com. </ref> On March 21, 2014, three further dates were added to the tour due to popular demand.<ref>"IMPORTANT UPDATE...PRESALE NOW + 2nd SHOWS ADDED!". Facebook.com. </ref>

Commercial performance

The Monster Tour was the one of the highest-grossing tours of 2014 in North America, with a gross of $36 million in only 6 shows. The tour sold over 581,726 tickets in only 6 dates, with an average record of over 96,954 tickets per concert.<ref name="southpawer.com">http://www.southpawer.com/2015/06/06/the-monster-tour-eminem-rihanna-box-office/</ref>

The two shows at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey grossed $12.4 million. It was the 6th highest-grossing box office of the year in North America, only behind Billy Joel, George Strait, One Direction and Garth Brooks.<ref name="pollstarpro.com">http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2014/2014YearEndTop200ConcertGrosses.pdf</ref>

Setlist

A logo for The Monster Tour

The following setlist was obtained from the concert held on August 7, 2014; at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.<ref>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. </ref>

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Act I: Eminem and Rihanna

  1. "Numb"
  2. "No Love"
  3. "Run This Town" / "Renegade" / "Live Your Life"
  4. "Crack a Bottle"
  5. "Won't Back Down"

Act II: Rihanna

  1. "What Now"
  2. "Phresh Out the Runway"
  3. "Birthday Cake" / "Talk That Talk"
  4. "Rude Boy"
  5. "What's My Name?" (contains elements of "Na Na")
  6. "Pour It Up" (contains elements of "Forgot About Dre")
  7. "Cockiness (Love It)"
  8. "Man Down"
  9. "You da One"
  10. "Wait Your Turn"
  11. "Jump"
  12. "Umbrella"
  13. "All of the Lights" / "Rockstar 101"
  14. "Where Have You Been"
  15. "Stay"

Act III: Eminem

  1. "Love the Way You Lie" (performed with Rihanna)
  2. "3 A.M."
  3. "Square Dance"
  4. "Business"
  5. "Kill You"
  6. "Evil Deeds"
  7. "Rap God"
  8. "Marshall Mathers"
  9. "Just Don't Give a Fuck"
  10. "Criminal"
  11. "The Way I Am"
  12. "Airplanes, Part II" (performed with Rihanna)
  13. "Stan" (performed with Rihanna)
  14. "Sing For The Moment"
  15. "Like Toy Soldiers"
  16. "Forever"
  17. "Berzerk"
  18. "Till I Collapse"
  19. "Cinderella Man"
  20. "My Name Is"
  21. "The Real Slim Shady"
  22. "Without Me"
  23. "Not Afraid"

Act IV: Rihanna

  1. "Diamonds"
  2. "We Found Love"

Act V: Eminem

  1. "Lose Yourself"

Encore

  1. "The Monster"

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Shows

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

References

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