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The Greatest Show on Earth? Eminem and Jay-Z do Detroit

Guest Blogger: Tina Hart

I did ask if I could go but unfortunately the budget wouldn’t stretch to fly me Stateside for Eminem and Jay-Z’s series of joint live shows this month.

Jay-Z and Eminem at a gig in 2009 © PA Images Tonight this holy joining of Hip Hop royalty kicks off the ‘Home and Home tour’ in Eminem’s hometown of Detroit for a couple of nights before moving on Jay-Z’s stomping ground in New York ten days later.

Snooping around online, I’ve found that some clever bods have been hanging around Comerica Park listening to soundcheck, trying to unveil secrets regarding superstar guest appearances and set lists.

Alicia Keys and Rihanna have been heard in rehearsals, Tony Yayo has been going on about 50 Cent and G Unit being in the venue, and a few hours ago B.o.B revealed he has a 30-minute long opening set at each of the four shows. I was fortunate enough to catch Bobby Ray at a one-off date in London and wow… he is a true talent and a great performer. I can’t wait to see the footage if him and Em do Airplanes part 2, I cannot tell you how much I adore that version of the song.

Aside from the people taking part, there is a load of jointly branded merchandise for the special occasions and the staging is looking pretty neat too.

It’s going to be massive in so many ways as over 80,000 will pack out the stadium tonight, I just wish I was one of them… We need an equivalent gig in the UK but who could team up to such epic proportions? Suggestions on an e-postcard please…


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