October 13, 2008 11:29

Beastie Boys announce star guests for Get Out And Vote gigs

Barack Obama supporters will play three US dates

Beastie Boys announce star guests for Get Out And Vote gigs
The Beastie Boys have announced details of a three-date Get Out And Vote US tour.

Kicking off in Richmond, VA on October 28, the tour is intended to inspire fans to turn out at polling stations and vote on the day of the US Presidential election on November 4.

The rap trio told Billboard.com that they are endorsing Barack Obama for president.

The band said about the shows: "The election is too important to stay at home. We hope that you can come out, have a nice night out, dance, sing, get your freak on, and then wake up the next morning and get everybody you possibly can to get out and vote."

Santogold, Sheryl Crow and Norah Jones will support at the Richmond gig, with Ben Harper and Tenacious D on the bill for the two final dates in St Paul, MN and Milwaukee, WI.

David Crosby and Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills And Nash will also appear at the latter date.

The Beastie Boys will play:

Richmond Coliseum, VA (October 28)
St Paul Roy Wilkins Auditorium (November 1)
Milwaukee US Cellular Arena (11)

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