Eminem and Rihanna are harnessing the chemistry from their massive single “The Monster” and embarking on a tour together this summer. XXL reports that The Monster Tour will kick off in August and hit just three cities: New York, Los Angeles and Detroit. Specific dates, venues and ticketing information for the tour have not yet been announced.
Eminem and Rihanna first teamed up on the 2010 song “Love the Way You Lie” before reuniting for “The Monster,” which the rapper released at the end of October as the fourth single from The Marshall Mathers LP 2. In a Rolling Stone cover story this past fall, Eminem said that the new collaboration with Rihanna was “not necessarily a sequel, as much as it is a revisitation” to his past. “To me, it’s more about the vice, and it’s more about the nostalgia,” he said.
Eminem is currently on his Rapture tour in Australia with Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, while Rihanna recently made a splash with another collaboration, smoking cigars in bed with Shakira in the video for her single with the Colombian singer, “Can’t Remember to Forget You.”