From the Desk of the Beastie Boys:
My Fellow Americans,
we are going to do a few shows in hopes that we can remind people to vote. this election is too important, too much is at stake to stay at home. we hope that you can come out, have a nice night, dance, sing, get your freak on, and then wake up the next morning and get everyone that you possibly can to get out and vote. if they have early voting in your state then ask people to vote early, lets get everyone we can out there on election day.
we are very excited about obama. hope you all feel the same.
see you shortly,
adam, mike and adam
BEASTIE BOYS & FRIENDS ANNOUNCE SWING STATE VOTER AWARENESS TOUR
Selected Dates in Battleground States
Beastie Boys have confirmed selected dates through the crucial swing states of the upcoming election. Joining the band in various markets will be Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Norah Jones, Crosby & Nash, Santogold, Tenacious D, and special guests, as well as representatives from the Rock The Vote, who will be on hand to distribute information on local polling sites, including early voting locations where available.
The first three shows to be announced are:
Oct 28 Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
Beastie Boys/Sheryl Crow/Jack Johnson/Norah Jones/Santogold
Nov 1 St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Beastie Boys/Ben Harper/Tenacious D
Nov 2 Milwaukee, WI – U.S. Cellular Arena
Beastie Boys/Ben Harper/Crosby & Nash/Tenacious D
Check www.beastieboys.com for on sale times and info.
The remaining shows will be announced shortly.