According HipHopGame.com, Eminem and Jay-Z announced last night that they will play a Comerica Park show in September.
The Sept. 2 blockbuster show is part of a two-concert stand that will include a Sept. 13 date at New York’s Yankee Stadium — a home-and-home series for Detroit’s Eminem and New York’s Jay-Z.
Eminem will headline the Comerica Park show, with Jay-Z in that slot for the New York date.
The two announced the concerts live on ESPN during the third inning of last night’s game between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees at Comerica Park.
“We had talked about doing something together again soon anyway,” Eminem told ESPN’s Dave O’Brien and Rick Sutcliffe. “We just tried to come up with the best way and biggest way to do it.” Ticket on-sale information is not yet available.
“We’ve done things together — smaller shows and whatnot,” said Eminem. “But I’m not sure we’ve ever done anything this big.”
Said Jay-Z: “I look for opportunities to work with Em, any time we get a chance to collaborate on things.” The Comerica Park show will be Eminem’s first hometown concert since an August 2005 date at the same ballpark. That also turned out to be his final concert appearance for more than four years, as he slipped out of public view and into semi-retirement.
The Detroit and New York shows will follow a string of European performances for Eminem this summer, accompanying the June release of his “Recovery” album. No other U.S. dates have been announced.
While Eminem remained in a luxury suite, Jay-Z departed during the fifth inning, quickly signing autographs on the Montcalm sidewalk before hopping into a Cadillac Escalade bound for the airport.