Rappers Jay-Z, Eminem to Perform First Concert in Yankee Stadium, Sept. 13

Rappers Jay-Z and Eminem will headline the first concert at the New York Yankees $1.5 billion ballpark Sept. 13.

The musicians attended the Yankees’ away game last night against the Tigers to announce their two-city tour. The first concert will be at Comerica Park in Detroit on Sept. 2.

“Yankee Stadium was built with this kind of mega-event in mind,” Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost said in a statement. “It will undoubtedly be a memorable occasion for music fans around the world.”

Jay-Z, a 10-time Grammy winner whose 11 No. 1 albums surpassed the record held by Elvis Presley, will be making his second appearance at the new stadium. He sang “Empire State of Mind” with Alicia Keys before the Yankees’ 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 2 of Major League Baseball’s World Series on Oct. 29.

Eminem has sold more than 80 million albums and has won 11 Grammys and an Academy Award. His album “Recovery” will be released June 22.

The Yankees began playing in their new stadium on April 16, 2009, when they lost 10-2 to the Cleveland Indians.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

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