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Jay-Z and Eminem set for two hometown stadium concerts together

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jay-z-eminemImage Credit: Reuters/Rebecca Cook/LandovGet your peanuts and crackerjacks ready, hip-hop fans. The two biggest names in the business just announced that they’ll be performing full sets together at their hometown stadiums. Detroit native Eminem and New York’s Jay-Z hit the Detroit Tigers game last night (Wednesday, May 13) against the Yankees to spread the word.

“Me and Em,” Jay said in the skybox suite during the ESPN-televised game, “we’re here to announce the fact that we’re doing two shows. September 2 here at Comerica Park and then we’re going to go up to New York to perform at Yankee Stadium September 13. He’s going to headline Detroit. And I’ll headline New York.”

In addition to this being the first show ever at the young New York stadium, this will be Jay’s first time performing a full concert at a ballpark. Last fall he performed New York’s  unofficial anthem, “Empire State of Mind,” with Alicia Keys during Game 2 of the World Series. Eminem has played Comerica before but said that he’s excited about his upcoming run with Jay. “We’ve done things together, smaller shows,” Eminem said. “But I’m not sure we’ve ever done anything this big.”

Tickets go on sale June 12. Will you be buying some to watch them switch roles as starter and closer? Think they’ll get a chance to record with each other again?

Originally posted May 13 2010 — 12:05 PM EDT

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