Jay-Z And Alicia Keys Performing Before Game One Of The World Series

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's been since 2003 since the Yankees made an appearance in the World Series, so it comes as no surprise that they're breaking out all the stops for this year's Fall Classic. Before game one there will actually be a concert, and Jay-Z and Alicia Keys are scheduled to appear. Via NY Daily News....

The Yankees will get Empire State-size support from two of the music world's biggest stars.

Hip-hop mogul and Bombers booster Jay-Z will perform his hit "Empire State of Mind" just before the Yanks take on the Phillies in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday.

The Brooklyn native will join fellow New Yorker Alicia Keys in singing the rap anthem blasted at Yankee Stadium during the Bombers' postseason run.

"Thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee," Jay-Z said Monday, invoking the famous quote by Yankee legend Joe DiMaggio.
I'm a bit sick of that song, but it's about NYC and has been Jeter's entrance theme for awhile now, so it makes sense. Maybe the Phillies can get Pearl Jam to walk over to Citizen's Bank before the start of game three.

Jay-Z, Alicia Keys to perform 'Empire State of Mind' before Game 1 of World Series (NY Daily News)


Uh... Pearl Jam? As in the group from Seattle?

Unknown said...
Oct 27, 2009, 1:46:00 PM  

The cast of the show Glee on Fox will be doing the Game 3 pre-game honors...Jay is also doing a show in Columbus on tomorrow right after the national anthem in the Bronx.

Unknown said...
Oct 27, 2009, 2:46:00 PM  

uggghhh Jay Z singing? with Keyes?

pretty lame artists to pick

good thing I won't be watching

saving my ears the trauma

Oct 27, 2009, 3:15:00 PM  

since when do they not play it's my time before the games at the new Yankee Stadium? If there gonna use a black group for a white's man game at least use a good one. Send Jay-Z

Anonymous said...
Oct 27, 2009, 5:34:00 PM  

concert starts at 730 in columbus with 3 opening acts...the people at the schott (where the concert is) says he is going to fly back after he performs...missinfo says hes gonna perform at Game 2...with $80 for tickets tomorrow at the concert, it's going to be interesting aka I may get screwed

Unknown said...
Oct 27, 2009, 8:17:00 PM  

Mike & Mike reported this morning that because of the bad weather in NYC today, the Jay-Z/Alicia Keys performance will be moved to Thursday.

So ticketholders in Columbus are fine. London, Ontario... now they might have a problem.

Unknown said...
Oct 28, 2009, 8:12:00 AM  

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