August 2, 1999 13:48


[a]Dr. Dre[/a] tipped to make an appearance with his protege...

Eminem will play his first UK tour dates in November.

The controversial rapper, who is about to be nominated for Best International Rapper by the MOBO awards panel, plays

Manchester Academy (November 7) London WC2 Astoria (8) Glasgow Barrowlands (10)

Support acts are still to be announced but it is not thought Dr Dre, who produced and co-wrote Eminem's debut 'The Slim Shady LP', will make an appearance.

Eminem's first UK date in March, at London Ladbroke Grove Subterania, ended in controversy after the rapper performed just five songs before mooning at the crowd. They jeered the rapper as he left the stage.

Eminem is tipped to release a new single around the time of the tour and it is believed to be 'Role Model' from 'The Slim Shady LP', released on Aftermath/Interscope. The rapper, real name Marshall Mathers, has filmed a video for the track which features him dressed as a nun.

Eminem has also co-written four tracks on the new Dr Dre album, 'Chronic 2001', slated for release on October 25 on Aftermath/Interscope. The album will also feature Dr Dre's first protege Snoop Dogg.

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