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Get Out the Vote. 2008. Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin
(11/2/2008)

The Beastie Boys have gathered a group of famous friends to take part in a swing-state voter-awareness tour.

So far, three October/November shows have been confirmed (in Richmond, VA; St. Paul, MN; and Milwaukee, WI) featuring a rotating roster of guest stars including Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, Norah Jones, Ben Harper, Crosby & Nash, Santogold and Tenacious D. Currently confirmed shows are detailed below, and additional concerts are expected.

“We are going to do a few shows in hopes that we can remind people to vote,” the Beastie Boys said in a joint statement, adding that they are endorsing Sen. Barack Obama. “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.”

Photos by Brian Moghadam