The Monster Tour: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA – Day 1 – Reviews
According to fans on Twitter and Instagram, The Monster Tour concert was the best one they’ve attended so far. On our Twitter page we post links to the performances in good quality so make sure to follow us. Below we post excerpts from the reviews of the show that hit the Net so far.
- Eminem repeatedly and profanely reminded a packed Rose Bowl stadium that he doesn’t much care about anything, as he and Rihanna opened their six-date Monster Tour on Thursday night. Then the Detroit rapper belied his words by delivering a boisterous, full-throttle performance that vastly outshone Rihanna’s own. – read more.
- Eminem & Rihanna‘s long-awaited Monster tour, which kicked off Aug. 7 in Los Angeles at a sold-out Rose Bowl, is billed as a co-headlining tour between the two music superstars, and the pair treated the show as if they were equals, starting and ending together. However, sharing the stage with Eminem is like playing one-on-one with LeBron James or acting with Daniel Day-Lewis. Eminem is, as he reminded everyone last weekend at Lollapalooza, one of the half dozen most compelling performers in music today. – read more.
- With Jay Z and Beyoncé‘s joint tour dubbed the On the Run tour, Eminem and Rihanna‘s competing stadium Monster jaunt is akin to a musical drive-by. Like two mercenaries coming together to build on their mutual notoriety and string of massive hits, Slim Shady and RiRi have birthed the perfect beast, which kicked off last night (Aug. 7) at Pasadena, Calif.’s iconic Rose Bowl. – read more.
- Bey and Jay, and now Eminem and Rihanna: The package tours ruling summer 2014 definitely have a superstar Sonny and Cher vibe, pairing hip-hop testosterone with a female vocalist of equal power. That dichotomy was clear from the kickoff of the six-date, three-city “Monster Tour” last night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. At 8:15 p.m., the concert began with a short film paying homage to Silence of the Lambs. Here, Rihanna visits San Quentin Maximum Security Prison, where she’s escorted by a warden (played by The Sopranos’ Michael Imperioli) who leads her to an Eminem bound-up Hannibal Lecter-style. – read more.