The Eminem Rihanna Monster Tour kicked off the other night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and it’s only right I put together a recap, detailing their 1st show, after my Lollapalooza reflections and Monster Tour predictions from the other day. (I urge any Eminem stan like myself to give this write-up a read :))
One of my easier predictions came true: “Love The Way You Lie” and “The Monster” were indeed separated, with the latter being the close out number (naturally). From the clips below, you can see Em & Rihanna on stage under some cool pyrotechnics for “The Monster” and a slated video board that dwarfs what we saw at Lolla. I speculated on what other surprise collabs Em & Rihanna would do together after Rihanna surprised with the “Stan” chorus last weekend. One that pleasantly caught me by surprise was Rihanna singing the chorus to “Airplanes” before Eminem’s excellent guest verse on the B.o.B remix, which flowed nicely right into “Stan”.
Video of all of this is below, including a cool Best of Both Worlds hybrid intro of “Numb” and “No Love” and incorporating Trey Songz‘ “Na Na” with “What’s My Name”, and I would encourage anyone not able to make a Monster Tour date to peruse the videos at your convenience. If you are going to one of the select cities still, don’t watch it. I can’t imagine the videos do the in-person experience any justice. Enjoy!