Tickets for the June 2 hometown performance go on sale Friday


Big Sean has a big show planned for his hometown.

The Detroit rapper will play Little Caesars Arena on June 2, venue officials announced Wednesday. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Ticketmaster, pre-sale tickets go on sale Thursday.

The show, the closing date of Big Sean’s Unfriendly Reminder tour, includes openers Playboy Carti, Shy Glizzy and Gashi.

The 31-date tour, which kicks off in Orlando on April 12, celebrates Big Sean’s first decade of making music; his debut mixtape, “Finally Famous Vol. 1: The Mixtape,” was released in November 2007.

Sean explained the tour’s concept via a pair of tweets on Wednesday.

“Before I step into this new chapter of music, I was really sitting and reflecting on the past ten years and all we’ve accomplished. I had to go back in and listen to all the old mixtapes and albums, and I was like damn man a lot of this stuff didn’t get the true shine,” he wrote.

“So with the platform I have now, I thought it would be perfect to revisit a lot of the old music as well as the new classics on my next tour. But I’m gonna give you guys the opportunity to choose my setlist on this tour. Can’t wait to hit the road.”

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Big Sean played Detroit twice in 2017, performing at the Fox Theatre in April and at the Fillmore Detroit (with producer Metro Boomin) in December.

The Little Caesars Arena show is his biggest local concert since 2015, when he performed at Joe Louis Arena and brought out a slew of special guests, including Eminem and Lil Wayne.

Special guests have become a staple of Sean’s marquee hometown concerts; in 2013, he brought Drake and Nicki Minaj to the stage with him at DTE Energy Music Theatre, and a 2012 concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills saw cameos from Kanye West, Pusha T and Common.

Big Sean released two albums in 2017: “I Decided,” his fourth studio album, arrived a year ago this week, and “Double or Nothing,” a collaboration with Metro Boomin, was released in December.

Big Sean teased the tour announcement on social media this week. “See yall soon...” he tweeted on Tuesday.

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