Eminem is doing his part for the Motor City. First, he flew 200 laid-off auto workers from the Detroit area to his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last Friday night, May 15.
Now, he’s giving a free concert on Tuesday in his hometown. On Sunday, he announced the show via MySpace Music and a line immediately formed in front of the independently-owned Record Time music store in Roseville, Mich. Tickets will be handed out at 5 p.m. Monday, according to Billboard. The show will take place at the Sound Board theater in the Motor City Casino. Parts of the show are expected to be shown on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that night, as the second of Eminem’s three appearances on the TV talker. The last appearance will be Friday night.
Tickets will also be available via some Detroit radio stations as giveaways and by lotteries held by MySpace Music and Hot Topic stores.
The concert serves as the official release party for Eminem’s new album, “Relapse,” which is out on Tuesday.It is his first album of new material in five years. Our review is here.