Eminem Announces Free Detroit Concert
The rapper will celebrate the release of "Relapse," his first new studio album in five years, with a performance at the Sound Board theater in Detroit's Motor City Casino. Portions of the concert are expected to be aired as Eminem's second and third appearances on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Tuesday and Friday.
The show was announced Sunday night on MySpace Music, following Eminem's animated "appearance" on Fox's "Family Guy" that evening; the concert was originally expected to take place Friday in conjunction with the final Kimmel show appearance. The independent music store Record Time in Roseville, Mich., will be handing tickets beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, and a line grew throughout the night with fans camping out to wait for the first-come, first-served tickets. Tickets will also be distributed via lotteries at Hot Topic stores and MySpace Music and by Detroit area radio stations.
DJ Jazzy Jeff is also performing at the show.
"Relapse," which will be officially released Tuesday, is Eminem's first set of all-new material since "Encore" in 2004. He released a compilation, "Curtain Call: The Hits," in 2005 and during the interim was featured on Akon's 2006 hit "Smack That" and curated a showcase compilation for his Shady Records, "Eminem Presents: The Re-Up," also in 2006.