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The BEASTIE BOYS have added a second night to their NEW YORK benefit concerts.

As previously reported, 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.

Now, a second show has been added for the following night (October 29), which alongside the Beasties will see appearances from The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Mos Def, The Roots and a DJ appearance from Afrika Bambaataa.

Funds raised from the shows will be donated to the New York Women’s Foundation Disaster Relief Fund and the New York Association for New Americans (NYANA), who help the victims of the terrorist strikes on the World Trade Center.

Speaking about the shows, organiser Mike D of the Beastie Boys said: “In light of everything New York City’s firefighters, police, and rescue workers have already done, getting this event together is the least we could do. The sacrifices and true heroics of these people have been an inspiration to the entire world.”