October 12, 2015


Dr. Dre Hints at European Tour with Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar

Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for BET
Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for BET

Dr. Dre has already enjoyed a busy year thanks to his Compton album, the press run behind the Straight Outta Compton film and his continued Beats work. The hip hop veteran has not toured recently—but that may change in the near future, with an all-star run through Europe hinted at on his Beats 1 radio show.

“One of my dreams right now is to be able to take my ideas and take a show over to Europe,” Dre said on his The Pharmacy show (via Pitchfork) on Saturday, October 10. “I've never had the opportunity to take the full production over there, and take my full body of ideas over there and present it to all the people over there in Europe that’s been representing and showing me love throughout my entire 30-year career.”

Dre continued that he would want his crew of superstar MCs by his side for a potential run through Europe: 

“I want it to be me and Snoop. I want it to be Eminem. I want it to be Kendrick Lamar. Do a tour over in Europe and call it Beats & Rhymes and take our full production over there and take our full stage over there and show Europe the same amount of love that they been showing me throughout my entire career. So, that’s my dream. Hopefully we can make that happen.”

In 2012, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg co-headlined Coachella and welcomed a hologram of Tupac Shakur onstage; a truncated tour followed soon after. Compton, which features Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and many other guests, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart upon its August release.