The Home & Home Tour

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The Home & Home Tour
Eminem jay z logo.png
The official logo of the tour
American tour by Eminem & Jay-Z
Start date September 2, 2010
End date September 14, 2010
Shows 4
Eminem tour chronology
The Recovery Tour
(2010–2012)
The Home & Home Tour
(2010)
2013 Eminem Tour
Jay-Z tour chronology
Jay-Z Fall Tour
(2009)
The Home & Home Tour
(2010)
Watch the Throne Tour
(2011-2012)

The Home & Home Tour was a tour by rappers Jay-Z and Eminem. The tour comprises two shows at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, and two shows in Yankee Stadium, New York City. A DVD of the tour is being made of the Detroit show.[1] It may only be a DVD of Eminem's part of the show,[1] but nothing has been confirmed by Jay-Z or Eminem yet. The audio of Eminem's performance in Detroit has been released by the rapper's radio station Shade 45.[2]

Background[edit]

In early May 2010, Jay-Z and Eminem attended a baseball game between The Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees, where they announced they would be co-headlining shows at both teams respective Stadiums, and their respective hometowns.[3] The tour originally contained only two dates (one in New York and one in Detroit), but the band added two more dates after tickets sold out for both those shows the first day they were on sale[4] It was later announced in August that rapper B.o.B would be opening for the duo on all the dates of the mini tour,[5] and that he would also be bringing along collaborator Playboy Tre.[6] G-Unit artist Tony Yayo, confirmed that he and longtime Eminem protégé 50 Cent were backstage at the rehearsal for the first Detroit Show, and hinted that they might be guests on the tour.[7]

Performances[edit]

On September 2nd, during the first show in Comerica Park, guests for Jay-Z included Memphis Bleek, Bridget Kelly, and Young Jeezy.[8] Numerous guests were brought out for Eminem's set, including Shady Records recording artists 50 Cent, D12, and The Alchemist.[8][9] Other guests on Eminem's set included Trick Trick, G-Unit, and Drake. Longtime Eminem mentor Dr. Dre, donning a shirt that said, "R.I.P. Proof," also made a surprise appearance, and performed some songs with longtime Aftermath protégés Eminem and 50 Cent.[10][11] On September 3rd, the same guests featured at last nights concert re-appeared with the exception of Drake.[12][13][14] Pop star Lady Gaga, director Shawn Levy, rapper, and longtime friend of Eminem, Royce da 5'9", singer Akon and singer Michael Bivins of New Edition each attended the performanc as spectators.[15]

On September 13th, the tour continued in Yankee Stadium. During the show, Jay-Z brought out numerous guests including his wife and singer Beyonce, long time collaborators Kanye West, Rihanna, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Swizz Beatz, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Memphis Bleek, Bridget Kelly.[16] On the final September 14th show, the same guests re-appeared with the exception of Chris Martin and additionally, Mary J. Blige performed as a surprise guest.[17][18] Eminem brought out many of the same guests from the Comerica Park set on both days.[19] On all four nights, tribute was paid by Jay-Z to Notorious B.I.G by playing Notorious B.I.G.’s hits Juicy and One More Chance[20] Roc Nation artist J. Cole joined B.o.B in opening both nights in New York Yankee Stadium shows.[21] Hip-Hop Pioneer DJ Kool Herc was invited by Jay-Z to the show, appeared in the audience, and came on stage where Jay-Z honored the legend and stated “We wouldn't be here without you.”[22][23]

Locations[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
September 2, 2010 Detroit United States Comerica Park
September 3, 2010
September 13, 2010 New York City Yankee Stadium
September 14, 2010

Set lists[edit]

References[edit]