CLOSE—-Originally staged for October 28 before game 1 of the World Series, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind” duet performance has been delayed. They are now slated to take the stage of Yankee Stadium on October 29.

“The performance was changed due to the forecast for inclement weather for Wednesday, October 28,” a joint statement from Jay-Z and Major League Baseball unveiled. “Staging for the performance could adversely impact the field if it is wet, creating damaged and unsafe playing conditions.”

Jay-Z previously has shared his excitement regarding the upcoming event mostly because he is a die-hard fan of Yankee. “I’m honored to perform a song that celebrates the greatness of New York in one of our city’s most important landmarks, Yankee Stadium,” Jay-Z gushed. “I’m beyond excited about it, and on top of that, it’s a New York record. It’s a record that pays homage to New York. The timing of that couldn’t be better.”

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