For those of us who missed Rihanna’s surprise appearance during Eminem’s set at Lollapalooza, all is not lost. Eminem and Rihanna will be appearing on the same stage for the three shows during their “Monster” tour this summer, and one takes place in New Jersey tonight. Obviously, the tour takes its name from their recent collaboration on the song “The Monster,” which works as sort of a follow up to their 2010 duet “Love The Way You Lie.” They might be an unlikely duo, but between Rihanna’s take-no-prisoners attitude and Eminem’s brash, bold lyrical style, there’s enough energy in this alliance to keep the awesome turned up to eleven.
Sat., Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 13, 2014