The best way to learn what Jay Z is up to is by reading Kanye West news. While the duo released “Watch the Throne” two years back, the competition seems fierce. When West was promoting his recent album, Yeezus, Jay Z announced his album release, Magna Carta Holy Grail, at the same time. Now Jay is back at it again: He announced his “Magna Carter World Tour” last Friday, the same day that West announced his “Yeezus Tour.” (more)
Jay-Z and Coldplay will match up again this New Year’s Eve for a joint performance on December 31 at the Barclays Center. This will be the second time in two years that Coldplay has rang in the New Year with collaborator and long-time friend Jay-Z. (more)
Jay-Z has a very close-knit and outspoken relationship with his hometown (think hit songs “Empire State of Mind” and “Run This Town”), which is why he decided to bring a two-time concert collaboration with Eminem to Yankee Stadium and Eminem’s home stadium, Comerica Park in Detroit. The scheduled performance at Yankee stadium on September 13th and 14th is part of the “Home to Home” tour that will follow the September 3rd and 4th performances at Detroit’s Comerica Park as a part of a four-night concert event produced by Live Nation.
This mini tour is just the beginning of a strong partnership between the rapper and the Yanks- with the team announcing today that the hip-hop star will be producing a limited edition set of Jay-Z endorsed Yankee memorabilia, including T-Shirts, sweatshirts, fitted caps and more to go along with he and Eminem’s performances at Yankee stadium next month. The items, branded with an official Jay-Z logo, went on sale yesterday and will only be up for grabs up until September 14th. The two nights at the new Yankee Stadium will be the first concert that the venue has seen since opening its gates last year.
Jay-Z completed his 2010 “BP3″ tour to further promote his latest album The Blueprint 3 back in March and hasn’t been on tour since until now. Meanwhile Eminem’s highly anticipated 7th studio album release Recovery, has been on the charts since mid-June. Rumor has it the two rappers will invite some of their closest friends, also some of the hottest names in the industry- among past collaborations is Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Drake- though nothing is set in stone. The “Home to Home” tour is just the next etch in Jay-Z’s long list of collaborations, which he’s already following up with a 5-track EP with Kanye West for this fall called Watch the Throne. Tickets are still available to see Jay-Z and Eminem at Yankee Stadium, sure to be the must see show of the fall.
Mega-star rappers Eminem and Jay-Z are set to team up for two shows in their respective hometowns on Thursday, September 2nd at Comerica Park and Sunday, September 13th at Yankee Stadium. During a Tigers vs. Yankees game this past Wednesday, Eminem stated “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.” Jay-Z added on to emphasize the importance showcasing their talents, saying “we wanted to stretch the genre of hip hop music and show that it can play live audiences.”
Jay-Z just recently completed his 2010 “BP3″ tour to further promote his latest album The Blueprint 3. Singles “Run This Town” and “New York” have both received heavy airplay over the past several months. Eminem is working towards the release of his 7th studio project Recovery, which is set to drop in stores Tuesday, June 22nd. Don’t miss your chance to witness two of the greatest rappers live at their home ballparks. Check back for tickets right here with us at Ace!
R&B singer Beyonce experienced a record setting night at the 52nd annual Grammys in Los Angeles, claiming a total of six awards. The longtime performer is currently touring in Brazil and Argentina before taking an expected hiatus for the remainder of 2010. Taylor Swift left the building with four Grammys, most notably for “Album of the Year” and “Best Country Album.” America’s newest country sensation performed her smash hit “You Belong With Me” with Stevie Nicks, calling it a “fairy tale come true.” Gillette Stadium is ready to play host to Swift on Saturday, June 5th.
Bon Jovi showcased songs from their latest project along with the timeless single “Livin’ on a Prayer” in their first ever Grammy performance. The band will also be featured at the home of the New England Patriots on Saturday, July 24th as part of their 2010 summer tour.
Lady Gaga won “Best Dance Recording” and “Best Electronic/Dance Album” with her chart topping debut album “The Fame.” Kings of Leon and Black Eyed Peas were most recognized in regards to group performance and recording. Fergie, will.i.am and crew are scheduled to headline the TD Garden in Boston, MA on Friday, February 26th. Notable male Awards included Jay-Z for “Best Rap Solo Performance” and Jason Mraz for “Best Male Vocal Performance.”