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Beastie Boys think you should vote

Posted in Concert Dates with tags , , , , on Thursday, October 16, 2008 by Ryan Buege

With the election getting close, it seems as if the Beastie Boys have smoothing to tell us in this political hotbed that we know as Minnesota. Beastie Boys have expanded their “Swing State Awareness 2008” pre-election tour to six of the biggest battleground states just days before the election, including a November 1st show at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN.

If aggressiveness of both candidates at the debate last night didn’t show you, we have entered the final stretch of the race and all bets are off. With McCain and Obama viciously trading barbs back-and-forth, the tension between Republicans and Democrats has gotten extremely thick. In support of Barack Obama, the Beastie Boys will be playing several “Get-Out-The-Vote” shows in primary swing states in this years election.

The Beastie Boys have always advocated fighting for your rights, even if they were mainly your partying rights, and these shows are scheduled to let you know that they feel the same way about voting. Come to the show and reaffirm your stance with the classic Beastie Boys. And don’t forget to join the mob next week to push your candidate over the top (especially if you’re a supporting Obama).

The shows are:

10-27 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend (w/ Sheryl Crow and Santogold)
10-28 Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum  (w/ Norah Jones, Jack Johnson, and Santogold)
10-29 Youngstown, OH – Chevrolet Center (w/ Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, and Ben Harper)
10-30 Dayton, OH – Hara Arena (w/ Sheryl Crow and Ben Harper)
11-01 Saint Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium (w/ Ben Harper and Tenacious D)
11-02 Milwaukee, WI – U.S. Cellular Arena (w/ Ben Harper, Tenacious D, and Crosby & Nash)