On this day, exactly 7 years ago (September 2, 2010), Eminem and Jay Z started “Home and Home Tour.” 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. It may only be a DVD of Eminem’s part of the show, but nothing has been confirmed by Jay-Z or Eminem yet. The audio of Eminem’s performance in Detroit has been released by his radio station Shade 45.
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. 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. 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 and that he would also be bringing along collaborator Playboy Tre. G-Unit artist Tony Yayo, confirmed that he and 50 Cent were backstage at the rehearsal for the first Detroit Show, and hinted that they might be guests on the tour.
On September 2, during the first show in Comerica Park, guests for Jay-Z included Memphis Bleek, Bridget Kelly, and Young Jeezy. Numerous guests were brought out for Eminem’s set, including Shady Records recording artists 50 Cent, D12, and The Alchemist. 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 Eminem and 50 Cent.
On September 3, the same guests featured at last nights concert re-appeared with the exception of Drake. Pop star Lady Gaga, director Shawn Levy, rapper, and Royce da 5’9″, singer Akon and singer Michael Bivins of New Edition each attended the performance as spectators.
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.
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. Eminem brought out many of the same guests from the Comerica Park set on both days. 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. J. Cole joined B.o.B in opening both nights in New York City Yankee Stadium shows.
Watch the DVD trailer below: