The Real Slim Shady is returning to the capital

Guess who’s back? That’s right, Grammy Award-winning rapper Eminem is returning to Abu Dhabi this October.


Photo: Craig Mcdean

It’s been seven years since Slim Shady graced the stage in Abu Dhabi but he’s heading back to perform at du Arena on 25th October.

The Real Slim Shady sits on a mountain of rap accolades, record-breaking releases and awards. He’s taking all that and a sack full of showmanship on the road for the promotional tour of his tenth studio album, Kamikazewhich was released in September 2018 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Much to fans’ delight though, his live show will span every era of his expansive catalogue.

His trademark flow, which inspired an entire genre within rap, is characterised by speed, verbosity and lyrical dexterity. Your boy rains sulphur in the booth. Eminem attributes much of his skill in crafting rhymes to his detailed study of the dictionary in his youth. He is an arch-linguist as much as he is an armed-lyricist.

It’s been 20 years since the release of his ‘Slim Shady LP’, which was put together under the tutorage of Dr Dre, and the one-man hit factory has been stacking-up platinum plaques ever since. Just a brief browse through the Marshall Mathers (Eminem’s birth name) Juke Box uncovers a library of generation-defining beats likeStan’, ‘Monster’ and ‘My Name Is’.

Mathers is absolutely worthy of the King of Hip Hop title Rolling Stone placed on him in its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. Although he was probably hoping for a slightly loftier title.

If that stroll down the hip-hop hall of fame has stirred up the nostalgia pangs, you’ll be pleased to hear that tickets for the event go on sale at noon today, Monday 10th June, at and Virgin Megastores across the UAE.

du customers can avail an exclusive 20 percent discount for a limited time of 48 hours starting at noon on 10 June.

Prices range from AED 395 for general admission to AED 1,495 for Tree House where concert goers stand on an elevated platform with a dedicated bar and access to Golden Circle. Book now, so that you don’t miss a beat!


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