When Eminem and Jay-Z announced that they’d be teaming up for joint show dates in Detroit and New York, people knew the concerts would sell out. Now, with the numbers in, the dates for the joint tour have become the quarter’s biggest grossing series of concerts.
According to TheBoomBox.com, the rap superstars raked in $6.9 million for their back-to-back performances at Detroit’s Comerica Park on September 2 and 3.
Based on the Detroit dates, Em and Jay were bested only by the Eagles, who brought in $14 million over 12 dates across the country and Metallica, who took home over $15 million for three dates in Australia.
However, if estimates of the New York dates — which have yet to come in — at least equal their Detroit counterparts, then Em and Jay may have even beaten the Eagles, despite performing eight fewer dates, with close to half as many in attendance.
Drake was also on the list, raking in $761,000 for his Radio City Music Hall performance in September.