They’ve collaborated in song, paired up onscreen and topped the charts together. Now Eminem and Rihanna have set a monster Detroit date: Aug. 22 at Comerica Park, the rapper’s first hometown concert in four years.
The show, being announced this morning by promoter Live Nation, will close out a three-stadium run that includes the Rose Bowl in L.A. (Aug. 7) and MetLife Stadium outside New York (Aug. 16). It’s dubbed the Monster Tour in a nod to the Em-Rihanna hit “The Monster,” which spent four weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 at the turn of the year.
Tickets for all three stadium dates will go on sale at 10 a.m. (local time) March 28 through Live Nation. Seats for the Detroit show will start at $49.50; full pricing will be announced by the end of today.
But there are ways to get tickets sooner:Pre-sale tickets will be available for American Express cardholders starting at 10 a.m. Thursday. Fans can register now for early ticket access starting Saturday, and a final presale will start next Thursday for Live Nation mobile app users (text “LNAPP” to 404040 to download).
For Eminem, who has toured only sporadically for the past decade, these will be the first U.S. concerts since a 2011 Lollapalooza gig in Chicago.
Comerica Park has become a favorite destination for the rapper, site of all his big hometown headlining shows since 2005, including a pair of 2010 dates with Jay Z.
Em and Rihanna have been a powerhouse partnership in recent years, with four singles — including the No. 1 hits “Love the Way You Lie” (2010) and “The Monster” (2013) — and performances together at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and 2011 Grammys.
Today’s tour details end a waiting gameunderway since Eminem’s XXL magazine interview last month, when he dropped word of the coming Rihanna shows.