50 Cent, Obie Trice To Tour Australia
–Hiphop’s highest selling artist of 2003 is headed Down Under in December to both Australia and New Zealand for the ‘No Fear, No Mercy’ Tour. Joining 50 Cent on the tour will be Shady Records recording artist Obie Trice who recently released his debut album ‘Cheers’. Lloyd Banks and Young Buck of G-Unit may also make the trip but this is yet to be confirmed.
–In what is almost a carbon copy of Eminem’s Australasian Tour, local press have commenced the negative ‘gangsta rap’ campaign, focusing on 50 Cent’s past which included drug dealing and being shot 9 times. Promoter Michael Gudinski (who also did the Eminem / D12 tour) envisages no problem with authorities over the tour. “50 Cent has been to England and Japan, and there has been no issue in those countries,” he said.
–When asked whether he would wear a bullet proof vest while on tour in Australia, 50 responded by saying “Even if things are going well for me at this point, I am not exempt from the situations that killed Tupac and Biggie, so I take precautions. It’s not that I’m anticipating that. But in the event it does happen, I would like to be prepared for it.”
–Dates for the shows in Australia are below. Tickets go on sale October 24th.
Fri Dec 5 : Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park
Sat Dec 6 : Sydney SuperDome
Sun Dec 7 : Brisbane Entertainment Centre