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It feels a bit weird when the rappers you blasted back in the day (and still to this day) announce things like “20-year anniversary” or “greatest hits” tours. It’s like someone is slapping you in the face with a big metal sign that says “you’re old”… But, in the same breath, it’s testament to the quality of the artist of you can still bang your head to a nonsensical but amazing track like ‘Got Some Teeth’, and yes, you probably are old.
Today’s announcement that Xzibit will be bringing his legendary Man vs. Machine album to Australia in June, along with Trice, and the stripped-back edition of D12 is massive for those of us who can remember the impact that Dr Dre and Eminem had on the culture back in the day.
So let’s wade through the fuzzy waters of nostalgia together, and grab some tickets to what will surely be a smokey and fun as hell series of shows. The tour kicks off at Eatons Hill in Brisbane on June 21, then hits Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on June 23 and Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on June 25.
Presale are available on Tuesday 13th February at 9am local time, and general sale is from Wednesday 14th February at 9am local via destroyalllines.com.