Eminem Slating New Album for Summer, European Tour in August
Outdated references aside, Slim Shady’s back, and he’ll release a new album and tour sometime this year.
The news was announced by Shady Records president Paul Rosenberg to Billboard, though he wouldn’t reveal too many details, other than that Emimen is “far into the process” of recording his new album.
“We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013,” Rosenberg said. “He’s been working on it for some time. It’s safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day at some point, but we’re not exactly sure when We’ve got some dates locked in for him to perform live in Europe in August, so we’re trying to see what else lines up.”
The album will be the eighth Eminem studio album, and no title has yet been revealed. Late last year, Eminem hinted that he would release an album this year, when his online store released a baseball cap in the style of the Detroit Tigers, but with the Tigers’ “D” replaced with a backwards “E.” The hat also contained each year Em has released a record, ending with 2013.
The album will be Eminem’s first solo release since 2010’s Recovery, though his last overall release was Hell: The Sequel. That album was released in 2011 by Bad Meets Evil, his project with Royce da 5’9”.
Shady Records is also planning to release albums by 50 Cent and Yelawolf at some point during the year, Rosenberg said. The 50 Cent album will be his long-delayed project Street King Immortal.
The album will be the artist’s first record since 2009’s Before I Self-Destruct, and was originally rumored to have a release date in the summer of 2011, but that date has been pushed back many times since. Rumored collaborators on the album include Eminem, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Adam Levine, Trey Songz and more, though 50 Cent has said recently that he is still recording tracks for the album.