Jay-Z has a very close-knit and outspoken relationship with his hometown (think hit songs “Empire State of Mind” and “Run This Town”), which is why he decided to bring a two-time concert collaboration with Eminem to Yankee Stadium and Eminem’s home stadium, Comerica Park in Detroit. The scheduled performance at Yankee stadium on September 13th and 14th is part of the “Home to Home” tour that will follow the September 3rd and 4th performances at Detroit’s Comerica Park as a part of a four-night concert event produced by Live Nation.
This mini tour is just the beginning of a strong partnership between the rapper and the Yanks- with the team announcing today that the hip-hop star will be producing a limited edition set of Jay-Z endorsed Yankee memorabilia, including T-Shirts, sweatshirts, fitted caps and more to go along with he and Eminem’s performances at Yankee stadium next month. The items, branded with an official Jay-Z logo, went on sale yesterday and will only be up for grabs up until September 14th. The two nights at the new Yankee Stadium will be the first concert that the venue has seen since opening its gates last year.
Jay-Z completed his 2010 “BP3″ tour to further promote his latest album The Blueprint 3 back in March and hasn’t been on tour since until now. Meanwhile Eminem’s highly anticipated 7th studio album release Recovery, has been on the charts since mid-June. Rumor has it the two rappers will invite some of their closest friends, also some of the hottest names in the industry- among past collaborations is Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Drake- though nothing is set in stone. The “Home to Home” tour is just the next etch in Jay-Z’s long list of collaborations, which he’s already following up with a 5-track EP with Kanye West for this fall called Watch the Throne. Tickets are still available to see Jay-Z and Eminem at Yankee Stadium, sure to be the must see show of the fall.