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Beastie Boys for ‘Get Out and Vote’ tour

Beastie Boys have announced they will play a series of shows to encourage people to vote in the upcoming general election in the US.

The band will perform with several acts including Santogold, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones and Tenacious D on the outing, which so far has three shows announced.

Kicking off October 28 in Richmond, VA, the band say that the election is “too important 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,” they said, according to rollingstone.com. “We are very excited about Obama. Hope you all feel the same.”

The dates announced so far are:

Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum (With Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson and Santogold) (October 28)
St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium (With Ben Harper and Tenacious D) (November 1)
Milwaukee, WI U.S. Cellular Arena (With Ben Harper, Crosby & Nash and Tenacious D) (November 2)