The Home & Home Tour

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The Home & Home Tour
American tour by Eminem & Jay-Z
Eminem jay z logo.png
The official logo of the tour
Associated albumsRecovery
The Blueprint 3
Start dateSeptember 2, 2010
End dateSeptember 14, 2010
No. of shows4
Eminem tour chronology
The Recovery Tour
(2010–2013)
The Home & Home Tour
(2010)
Rapture Tour
(2014)
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 comprised 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 protege 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 2, 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, D 12, 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 3, 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 performance as spectators.[15]

On September 13, the tour continued in Yankee Stadium. During the show, Jay-Z brought out numerous guests including his wife and singer Beyoncé, long time collaborators Kanye West, Rihanna, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Swizz Beatz, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Memphis Bleek, Bridget Kelly.[16] On the final September 14 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] Rock Nation artist J. Cole joined B.o.B in opening both nights in New York City 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]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Shade 45 To Air Eminem Detroit Concert". Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "Eminem, Jay-Z Announce Tour Awkwardly – Vulture". Nymag.com. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "Eminem And Jay-Z Announce More "Home and Home" Dates". Artistdirect.com. June 25, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "B.o.B Set To Open Eminem/Jay-Z Detroit, NYC Shows". MTV. September 1, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  6. ^ "B.o.B. Backstage At Eminem/Jay-Z Show". ThisIs50.com. September 2, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  7. ^ "Eminem Sound Check At Comerica Park". ThisIs50.com. September 1, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 28, 2014. Retrieved May 10, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Eminem And Jay-Z: We're Live From Detroit!". Rapfix.mtv.com. September 2, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  12. ^ "Lloydbanks on Twitter: "my boy EM shook the building something stupid,lost my hearing for a min when dre touch the stage"". Twitter. September 3, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  13. ^ "Shaheem Reid on Twitter: "Fif and the Unit brought out the lights again. All new outfits, but with lights."". Twitter. September 3, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  14. ^ "KUNIVA of D12 on Twitter: "Big bro @Eminem is killin this shit again. I can watch this everyday! #teamshady #teamKuniva #hollerboo"". Twitter. September 3, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  15. ^ "Lady Gaga Pops Up at Eminem, Jay-Z Concert". Rap-Up. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  16. ^ "Kanye West, Nicki Minaj Help Jay-Z & Eminem "Light Up" Yankee Stadium [VIDEO] – XXL". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  17. ^ Magazine, Birthplace (September 15, 2010). "Jay-Z, Eminem Yankee Stadium Concert Part 2 – Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Drake, More – Videos, Photos, Recap of Recaps".
  18. ^ "Jay-Z Brings Mary J. Blige To Yankee Stadium". Rap Radar. September 15, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  19. ^ [1] Archived September 25, 2017, at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ "Jay-Z, Eminem Close Yankee Stadium Shows With Kanye West, Drake". MTV. September 15, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  21. ^ "J.Cole Opening Jay-Z & Eminem NY Shows". Rap Radar. September 10, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  22. ^ "Jay-Z And Eminem Bring Kanye West, 50 Cent To Final New York Gig". Gigwise. September 15, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  23. ^ Harling, Danielle (July 24, 2013). "Jay-Z Reminisces On Show With Eminem At Yankee Stadium". HipHopDX. Retrieved April 12, 2017.