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Eminem, Jay-Z Team Up For Home-And-Home Concerts

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Rap titans Eminem and Jay-Z have announced dual September concerts in each of their respective home towns.

The two will first perform on Sept. 2 at Detroit's Comerica Park, followed by A Sept. 13 concert at Yankee Stadium in New York. Ticket sale details will be announced in the near future.

Eminem and Jay-Z were at Comerica Park for Wednesday night's (May 12) game between the Tigers and the Yankees and announced the show during the Fox Sports Network telecast. Each rapper was wearing the baseball cap of the other's home town team.

In a statement, Eminem -- whose new album, "Recovery," comes out June 22 -- said that, "This is a once in a lifetime set of shows and I know we're both really going to bring it to our home towns. The fans are going to love this--and so am I. It's gonna be historic." Eminem's last full-fledged concert at home was a summer 2005 date, also at Comerica Park.

Jay-Z, who's still supporting his 2009 album "Blueprint 3," added that, "These shows are like a dream come true. I've always hoped that hip-hop could play any stadium like other genres of music. How perfect is it that Eminem and I get to play our hometowns and show how far the live rap experience has come? Fun and historic, a great combination all around the board."

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