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Beastie Boys m- Get out the Vote Tour - Milwaukee, WI (eytonz)
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When the song ended and both audience and artists caught their breath, Mixmaster Mike donned a cheesy Uncle Sam Hat and the "Get Out And Vote" logo flashed on the video screens. An energetic (and skinny) Mike D. shed his green button-down sweater and addressed the fans, thanking them for coming out and encouraging them to vote this Tuesday.

"We're doing big things on this stage," he said with conviction and to applause, adding that the tour's been fun -- unlike the last 8 years of politics. "I voted absentee at home and personally, I voted for Barack Obama." Then they asked the audience to throw their hands up in the shape of 'O' for Obama, kicking off a set of tracks from Ill Communication with "Flute Loop," "Alright Hear This" and an amazing live version of "Sure Shot," Ad Rock's robust energy carrying the set. [Minneapolis City Pages]

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Comments (15)

(Beatie Boys say) Get Out and Vote/Beastie

Posted by cranky | November 4, 2008 9:17 AM

fixed, thanks

Posted by brooklynvegan | November 4, 2008 9:19 AM

Very excited for their upcoming NYC show....

People will be going nuts at that show

Will probably be the best show of the year

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | November 4, 2008 9:20 AM

MORE HATE IN '08

Posted by MORH8 | November 4, 2008 9:22 AM

Their message is a good one. I spent a month trying to convince grade 12 students who are of voting age to do it and I'm betting that the Beastie Boys do a much better job than me.

Posted by SnowDove | November 4, 2008 9:48 AM

If you need to convice them, they probably shouldn't be voting anyhow.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2008 10:00 AM

Remember when Rage and Beastie were supposed to tour together....

Make that happen in 2009!

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2008 10:03 AM

Gobama!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2008 10:03 AM

"Remember when Rage and Beastie were supposed to tour together....

Make that happen in 2009!"

and At the Drive In were set to be on some of the dates toooooo!!! insane tour!!

then mike d crashed on his bike.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2008 10:09 AM

Oh how I wish....

NEW YORK--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--July 7, 2000
Jurassic 5, Stone Temple Pilots, Busta Rhymes, The Roots,
No Doubt, Common, At the Drive-In & Queens of the Stone Age
Confirm RHYME & REASON 2000 Support Slots

Published June 27, 2000 04:45 PM
By Rob Evans / LiveDaily Editor
Beastie Boys and Rage Against the Machine, via postings to their official websites, have confirmed long-rumored plans to co-headline a major North American tour. The bill will also include a third act, which will vary from city to city.
The Rhyme & Reason 2000 tour will visit stadiums, amphitheaters and arenas in about 30 markets. The outing is set to open on Aug. 2 in Toronto, and is expected to wrap in Los Angeles on Sept. 16.
Each band had confirmed 11 of the tour?s stops by Tuesday afternoon (6/27), but no ticket on-sale dates had been announced. Tickets will be offered online through the official Beastie Boys and Rage Against the Machine websites before they go on sale elsewhere, according to postings to the sites.
Beastie Boys haven’t released an album of new material since 1998?s "Hello Nasty." A two-CD anthology titled "The Sounds of Science" was issued by the Beasties in late 1999. Rage Against the Machine is currently on a world tour in support of their 1999 release "The Battle of Los Angeles."

August
2 - Toronto, Ontario - Molson Park
4 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lakes Amphitheater
5 - Washington, DC - RFK Stadium
7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Starlake Amphitheatre
9 - East Rutherford, NY - Giants Stadium
11 - Hartford, CT - The Meadows
12 - Foxboro, MA - Foxboro Stadium
16 - Tinley Park, IL - The World
18 - Columbus, OH - Polaris Amphitheatre
19 - Detroit, MI - Silverdome
21 - Indianapolis, IN - Deer Creek Amphitheatre

September
7 - Phoenix, AZ *
16 - Los Angeles, CA*

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | November 4, 2008 10:12 AM

black star opened the east rutherford show if i remember correctly...

i'd see that again.

wasn't this part of the free mumia era

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2008 11:04 AM

"Very excited for their upcoming NYC show....

People will be going nuts at that show

Will probably be the best show of the year"


Whaaaa?! when where how please tell me

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2008 1:02 PM

The Beastie Boys are so brave. Going out on a limb to support Obama and urging people to vote. God bless America and the Beastie Boys.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2008 2:15 PM

Whaaaa?! when where how please tell me

Posted by شات كتابي | September 25, 2010 7:08 PM

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