While Eminem is certainly no stranger to using live instrumentation in his performances (the rapper had The Roots back him for his live rendition of “Lose Yourself” at the Grammy Awards).
“The production is very, very complicated, a lot of moving parts, because it’s only the four shows,” explained production director Dan Parise.
“This is their vision,” he said of the shows, two of which take place in Detroit’s Comerica Park, and another two in New York’s Yankee Stadium. “My job was to make it reality. But the concept, the idea, the messages they’re trying to get across — it’s all theirs.” (August 30)
UPDATE: B.o.B. has been added as an opening act for the Detroit show on September 2. B.o.B. and Eminem collaborated on “Airplanes Pt. 2” from the Georgia emcee’s debut album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray. (September 1)
UPDATE #2: After Grand Hustle’s B.o.B. opened up for the “Renegades” in Detroit, Roc Nation’s J. Cole will treat New York fans to a concert at New York’s Yankee Stadium. Jay-Z’s latest artist is planned for both Monday and Tuesday’s performances of next week.