Simon Vozick-Levinson
October 27, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ scheduled performance of their song “Empire State of Mind” before Game 1 of the World Series has been postponed by one day. They will now perform during the pre-game ceremonies of Game 2 of the Fall Classic this Thursday, Oct. 29. A press release issued on behalf of Jay-Z and Major League Baseball blamed the shift on Wednesday’s unpleasant weather forecast: “Staging for the performance could adversely impact the field if it is wet, creating damaged and unsafe playing conditions.” Both games will take place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y.; they will air on Fox.

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