The cameras were out for the final date of Eminem’s Anger Management tour on Sunday (September 8) at the Palace Of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. All of the performances by Eminem and his road partners were shot for a tour home video that should be released in the first quarter of 2003. An estimated 110 hours of behind-the-scenes footage was also shot during the tour and will be woven into the video.
Eminem took advantage of the cameras and expanded his show for the occasion. Although he performed the same 70-minute setlist from the rest of the tour, he brought on a variety of circus-like performances to go with his stage motif, including Uncle Sam on stilts, fire jugglers, a sword swallower, a dwarf, and two plus-sized women who cavorted with the dwarf during “Without Me.”
With ex-wife Kim, who’s attended several shows on the tour, watching from the soundboard, Eminem also brought all the other tour performers-including D12, rapper Obie Trice, and singer Dina Rae from his entourage-on stage for the finale and told his hometown crowd, “We knew the best would be m——g last. We knew Detroit would be the m—–g wildest, so we brought the cameras. I cannot thank you enough.”
While Eminem was performing, his feature film debut, 8 Mile, was premiering Sunday as a work-in-progress at the Toronto Film Festival.