Eminem, Jay-Z team for concerts

Updated: May 14, 2010, 13:15 PM IST

New York: The hottest summer concert tickets for hip-hop fans will come late in the season, when Eminem and Jay-Z join forces for two concerts at their respective hometown stadiums.

The rap stars will co-headline Detroit`s Comerica Park on September 2 and New York`s Yankee Stadium on September 13. They announced the news together during Wednesday`s Yankees vs. Tigers baseball game at Eminem`s hometown Comerica Park. On-sale dates have yet to be announced.

"This is a once in a lifetime set of shows, and I know we`re both really going to bring it to our hometowns," said Eminem, whose new single "Not Afraid" debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart Thursday. "The fans are going to love this -- and so am I. It`s gonna be historic."

Though Jay-Z has been touring regularly in support of his latest album, "The Blueprint 3," the last time Eminem headlined a show was at the New Orleans Voodoo Music Experience in October 2009. The new stadium gigs will offer fans a rare chance to see him perform a full set, one that will surely feature new material from "Recovery," his follow-up to 2009`s "Relapse" due June 22."

Bureau Report