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They'll be joined by The Strokes...

The BEASTIE BOYS have organised, and are scheduled to appear at, a benefit concert in NEW YORK later this month.

The rap collective will be joined at the New York Hammerstein Ballroom on October 28 by The Strokes, the B-52’s, Saul Williams and Cibo Matto.

Funds raised will be donated to organisations that help the victims of the terrorist strikes on the World Trade Center on September 11.

A statement has been issued to the US media by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, which reads: “In the midst of this madness, Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond and I got together to discuss what we might be able to do that would be constructive.

“I hope that anyone that has the time and is in the neighbourhood will be able to come and join us.”