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Anger Management Tour
Tour by Limp Bizkit, Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, D12, DMX, Godsmack, Sinnistar, Outkast, Ludacris, X-Ecutioners, Bionic Jive, 50 Cent, Cypress Hill, Obie Trice, Lil Jon, G-Unit, Stat Quo, Lil Scrappy, Pitbull
Associated albumThe Marshall Mathers LP, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, Infest, Restless, Awake, And Then There Was X (+ others)
Start dateOctober 19, 2000
End dateAugust 12, 2005
No. of shows116 (+13 cancelled)
  • 20 in Europe (+12 cancelled)
  • 94 in North America (+1 cancelled)
  • 2 in Asia
Eminem tour chronology
Up in Smoke Tour
Anger Management Tour
The Recovery Tour

The Anger Management Tour was a rap and rock music tour, founded and started in the fall of 2000 by Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach and, after the release of The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem.


The first "Anger Management" outing took place in 2000. In the process of starting the large tour, Eminem wanted to include Nine Inch Nails into the list of artists, but Marilyn Manson joining the tour raised issues between him and Trent Reznor and so decided not to ask Reznor to join the tour.[citation needed] Eminem named the tour, saying "It's the perfect name for a tour like this, because most of the music featured in the tour is about anger, frustration, and the bullshit of our lives and the fans loving every minute of it. It's the blend of hardcore rap, industrial metal, and alternative metal that gives it the anger management feel, literally."[citation needed]

The tour began two days after the release of Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water on October 19, 2000. On the first leg Limp Bizkit and Eminem co-headlined with support from D12, Papa Roach and Xzibit. They played through November 21, 2000. Three dates were cancelled on October 24 (which got rescheduled for December 11), November 3 and 15 - in lieu of either Fred Durst's voice or what other issues occurred during the tour.

The second leg occurred from November 24 till December 19, 2000 with support from DMX, Godsmack and Sinnistar in tow. Limp Bizkit finished the leg as headliners as it was the only Anger Management tour where Eminem did not finish, and instead, Limp Bizkit headlined over him. In this leg, three further dates were cancelled on November 26 and December 13 and 14. Rapper DMX missed four shows on the tour including a stop on December 17, where there was an issue and had to cancel his performance.

The other acts continued the tour and on December 19, 2000, during the final show at Limp Bizkit's hometown in Jacksonville, Florida, DMX came out to perform an acapella sing-along to one of Limp Bizkit's songs during their set. Finally, at the end of the night, DMX gave a prayer to the audience, saying he will do better for the Lord and himself. During the concert at some point during Limp's set some fans stormed Limp Bizkit's tour bus and took all the band members clothes. Despite this, the tour ended on a high-note for Limp Bizkit, who were leading the charge of the Nu Metal wave at the time and had enjoyed great and tremendous success during this era.

The tour was supported by the acts' then-recent album releases which included Infest by Papa Roach and finally, Xzibit's soon-to-be released major label debut, Restless in December of that year. Both Eminem and Limp Bizkit had album releases they were supporting on this tour that had sold over a million copies in their first week.

Anger Management 2001 took place in Europe with Eminem headlining the first leg in February with support from OutKast, Xzibit and D12. Guest artists like Dr. Dre, Dido and Marilyn Manson appeared at select dates.

Limp Bizkit and Godsmack would finish the second leg during May and June 2001.

Eminem would headline future editions going forward.

The second tour took place in the summer of 2002. Eminem said "It's basically the same thing that it was the last Anger Management Tour without Limp Bizkit... Papa Roach are still cool though." Headlined by Eminem with support from Papa Roach, Ludacris, Xzibit, X-Ecutioners and Bionic Jive. The tour ran from July 18 to September 8, lasting 32 dates.

Anger Management 2003 took place in Japan and Europe with support from 50 Cent, Cypress Hill, D12, Xzibit and Obie Trice. During a stop in Milton Keynes, UK, fans grew restless and agitated at the prolonged 'stage changeovers' between artists and threw bottles of liquid (alcohol, water, and urine) at the stage.[citation needed] It was the last rock inclusion of the tour with Cypress Hill playing a mix of rap rock along with their hip hop tracks during their run of the tour.

The third tour took place in the summer of 2005. 50 Cent missed the tour's first two stops because of a scheduling conflict; he was tied up shooting his film debut. Ludacris filled in on those dates.[citation needed]


Eminem performing on the Anger Management Tour
D12 performing on the Anger Management Tour

Tour dates

1st edition

USA: Limp Bizkit, Eminem (until 21 November), Papa Roach (until 21 November), Xzibit (until 21 November), DMX (started 24 November), Godsmack (started 24 November), Sinisstar (started 24 November)

Europe 2001: Eminem, Xzibit, OutKast, D12 (February 2–10)

Europe 2001: Limp Bizkit, Godsmack (May 9 - June 16)

Date City Country Venue
North America
October 19, 2000 East Rutherford United States Continental Airlines Arena
October 20, 2000
October 21, 2000 Buffalo HSBC Arena
October 23, 2000 Worcester Worcester's Centrum Centre
October 26, 2000 Toronto Canada SkyDome
October 27, 2000 Montreal Molson Centre
October 29, 2000 Auburn Hills United States The Palace of Auburn Hills
October 30, 2000 Rosemont Allstate Arena
November 1, 2000 Milwaukee Bradley Center
November 2, 2000 Champaign Assembly Hall
November 3, 2000 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse
November 5, 2000 Moline The MARK of the Quad Cities
November 6, 2000 St. Louis Savvis Center
November 8, 2000 Minneapolis Target Center
November 10, 2000 Denver Pepsi Center
November 13, 2000 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
November 14, 2000 Portland Rose Garden Arena
November 17, 2000 Daly City Cow Palace
November 18, 2000 Sacramento ARCO Arena
November 21, 2000 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
November 24, 2000 Inglewood Great Western Forum
November 26, 2000 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
November 28, 2000 San Antonio Alamodome
November 29, 2000 Houston Compaq Center
November 30, 2000 Dallas Reunion Arena
December 2, 2000 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
December 3, 2000 Birmingham BJCC Arena
December 5, 2000 Columbus Value City Arena
December 6, 2000 Lexington Rupp Arena
December 7, 2000 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
December 9, 2000 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
December 10, 2000 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
December 11, 2000 Albany Pepsi Arena
December 13, 2000 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
December 14, 2000 Greenville BI-LO Center
December 15, 2000 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
December 17, 2000 Tampa Ice Palace
December 18, 2000 Sunrise National Car Rental Center
December 19, 2000 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 2, 2001 Hamburg Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
February 3, 2001 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
February 4, 2001 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
February 5, 2001 Rotterdam Netherlands Rotterdam Ahoy
February 6, 2001 Brussels Belgium Forest National
February 7, 2001 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
February 8, 2001 Manchester England Manchester Evening News Arena
February 9, 2001 London London Arena
February 10, 2001
Europe Leg II
May 9, 2001 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
May 16, 2001 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
May 22, 2001 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
May 25, 2001 Assago Italy FilaForum di Assago
May 26, 2001
May 28, 2001 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
May 29, 2001 Merksem Belgium Sportpaleis
May 31, 2001 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle - Halle D
June 1, 2001 Numremberg Germany Rock im Park 2001
June 3, 2001 Nürburg Germany Rock im Park 2001
June 4, 2001 Landgraff Netherlands Pinkpop 2001
June 6, 2001 London England Wembley Arena
June 7, 2001
June 9, 2001 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
June 10, 2001 Manchester England Manchester Evening News Arena
June 12, 2001 Oberhausen Germany Arena Oberhausen
June 13, 2001 Bremen Germany Stadthalle
June 14, 2001 Hultsfred Sweden Hultsfredfestivalen 2001
June 16, 2001 Seinäjoki Finland Provinssirock 2001
2nd edition

USA: Eminem, Papa Roach, Ludacris, Xzibit, The X-Ecutioners and Bionic Jive (until 7 August)

Japan: Eminem, 50 Cent, D12, Obie Trice

Europe: Eminem, 50 Cent, Cypress Hill, Xzibit, D12

Date City Country Venue
North America
July 18, 2002 Buffalo United States HSBC Arena
July 19, 2002 Hartford Meadows Music Theatre
July 20, 2002 Scranton Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 21, 2002 Bristow Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
July 22, 2002 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena
July 25, 2002 Camden Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
July 26, 2002 Wantagh Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater
July 27, 2002 Mansfield Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
July 30, 2002 Cleveland CSU Convocation Center
July 31, 2002 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Music Center
August 1, 2002 Rosemont Allstate Arena
August 2, 2002 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center
August 5, 2002 Nampa Idaho Center Arena
August 6, 2002 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
August 7, 2002 Portland Rose Garden
August 10, 2002 Wheatland AutoWest Amphitheatre
August 11, 2002 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 12, 2002 Fresno Selland Arena
August 15, 2002 Chula Vista Coors Amphitheatre
August 16, 2002 San Bernardino Blockbuster Pavilion
August 17, 2002 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center
August 20, 2002 Phoenix America West Arena
August 21, 2002 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
August 22, 2002 Greenwood Village Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
August 24, 2002 Maryland Heights UMB Bank Pavilion
August 25, 2002 Bonner Springs Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 31, 2002 Tampa Ice Palace
September 1, 2002 Sunrise National Car Rental Center
September 4, 2002 Atlanta HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
September 8, 2002 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
May 23, 2003 Chiba Japan Makuhari Event Hall
May 24, 2003
June 13, 2003 Essen Germany Georg-Melches-Stadion
June 15, 2003 Hamburg AOL Arena
June 17, 2003 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam Arena
June 18, 2003
June 19, 2003 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
June 21, 2003 Milton Keynes England National Bowl
June 22, 2003
June 23, 2003
June 24, 2003 Glasgow Scotland Hampden Park
June 26, 2003 County Kildare Ireland Punchestown Racecourse
June 27, 2003
3rd edition

Eminem, 50 Cent, Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz, G-Unit, D12, Obie Trice, Stat Quo, Lil Scrappy, Pitbull, Ludacris (replaced 50 Cent on first two shows)

Date City Country Venue
North America
July 7, 2005 Noblesville United States Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 8, 2005 Columbus Germain Amphitheater
July 11, 2005 Tinley Park Tweeter Center Chicago
July 12, 2005
July 14, 2005 Denver Pepsi Center
July 17, 2005 Auburn White River Amphitheatre
July 19, 2005 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
July 20, 2005
July 22, 2005 Chula Vista Coors Amphitheatre
July 23, 2005 San Bernardino Hyundai Pavilion
July 24, 2005 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center
July 26, 2005 Phoenix Cricket Pavilion
July 28, 2005 Dallas Smirnoff Music Centre
July 29, 2005 Selma (San Antonio) Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 31, 2005 Atlanta HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
August 1, 2005 Tampa Ford Amphitheatre
August 2, 2005 West Palm Beach Sound Advice Amphitheatre
August 5, 2005 Bristow Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
August 6, 2005 Camden Lincoln Financial Field
August 8, 2005 New York City Madison Square Garden
August 9, 2005
August 10, 2005 Mansfield Tweeter Center
August 12, 2005 Detroit Comerica Park
August 13, 2005
Cancellations and rescheduled shows


In December 2012, it was confirmed that Eminem would finally perform at Slane Castle in Ireland on August 17, 2013, 8 years after cancelling the European part of the 2005 tour.[1]


Anger Management Tour
DVD release of a 2002 performance.
GenreHip hop/rap, dirty rap, hardcore rap, gangsta rap
DatesFall, Summer
Location(s)United States
Years active2000–2003, 2005
Founded byLimp Bizkit, Eminem, Papa Roach, Ludacris, Xzibit, X-Ecutioners, Bionic Jive, 50 Cent, D12, Obie Trice

In 2002 a DVD of the 2001 Anger Management Tour Europe was released and contains backstage footage with D12, Xzibit, Marilyn Manson, and Dido.

All Access Europe was released on June 18, 2002.

Track list

  1. "Hamburg"
  2. "Oslo"
  3. "Stockholm"
  4. "Amsterdam"
  5. "Brussels"
  6. "Paris"
  7. "Manchester"
  8. "London"

In 2005 a DVD of the 2002 performance in Detroit, Michigan, was released and features behind-the-scenes footage as well as Eminem's performance in its entirety and special guests D12 and Obie Trice.

Eminem Presents the Anger Management Tour was released on July 4, 2005.

Track list

  1. "Square Dance"
  2. "Business"
  3. "White America"
  4. "Kill You"
  5. "When the Music Stops" (featuring D12)
  6. "Pimp Like Me" (featuring D12)
  7. "Fight Music" (featuring D12)
  8. "Purple Pills" (featuring D12)
  9. "Stan"
  10. "The Way I Am"
  11. "Soldier"
  12. "Cleanin' Out My Closet"
  13. "Forgot About Dre"
  14. "Drips" (featuring Obie Trice)
  15. "Superman" (featuring Dina Rae)
  16. "Drug Ballad" (featuring Dina Rae)
  17. "Just Don't Give a Fuck"
  18. "Sing for the Moment"
  19. "Without Me"
  20. "My Dad's Gone Crazy"

In 2007 a DVD of the 2005 performance in New York City's Madison Square Garden was released and features Eminem's performance shot by Showcase Network in its entirety, plus special guests D12, Obie Trice, and Stat Quo. In 2009, a BD of the same performance was released. This was the last performance to feature Proof before his death in 2006.

Eminem Live From New York was released on November 13, 2007.

Track list

  1. "Backstage Pt. 1"
  2. "Evil Deeds"
  3. "Mosh"
  4. "Business"
  5. "Rain Man"
  6. "Ass Like That"
  7. "Puke"
  8. "Kill You"
  9. "Like Toy Soldiers"
  10. "Git' Up" (featuring D12)
  11. "How Come" (featuring D12)
  12. "Rockstar" (featuring Bizarre of D12)
  13. "40 Oz" (featuring D12)
  14. "My Band" (featuring D12)
  15. "Backstage Pt. 2"
  16. "Stan"
  17. "The Way I Am"
  18. "Just Don't Give a Fuck"
  19. "Got Some Teeth" (featuring Obie Trice)
  20. "Stay 'Bout It" (featuring Obie Trice & Stat Quo)
  21. "The Setup (You Don't Know)" (featuring Obie Trice)
  22. "Like Dat" (featuring Stat Quo)
  23. "Cleanin' Out My Closet"
  24. "Mockingbird"
  25. "Just Lose It"
  26. "Backstage Pt. 3"
  27. "Lose Yourself" (featuring D12)