Fans And Media Encouraged To Bring Old Phones, PDAs For Recycling
Having sold virtually every ticket for their recently announced tour dates in support of the all-new all-instrumental The Mix-Up, Beastie Boys have announced additional full-scale shows and Gala Event Exclusive Instrumental Shows in a number of cities (See full itinerary below).
In other news, in an effort to lessen the tour’s impact on the environment, Beastie Boys will make a $1.00 charitable donation from every ticket to an EcoFund through the non-profit organization ARIA (Artists Resources in Action) which supports Reverb, the outreach program to educate and engage musicians and their fans to promote environmental sustainability and fund local nonprofit organizations in the cities the tour visits. This will include offsetting CO2 emissions from band, crew and gear travel as well as the powering of the concerts; coordinating BioDiesel to be used in touring vehicles; arranging for voter registration at all shows; coordinating local and national non-profit organizations to conduct environmental and social justice education and outreach at shows; and the funding of non-profit organizations working to achieve environmental sustainability.
Beastie Boys encourage fans-as well as media attending the on-site media roundtable/press conferences currently being scheduled in select markets–to bring old mobile phones, PDAs and related accessories to the shows, where they can be collected at on-site recycling booths. For more info on Beastie Boys cellular recycling efforts, visit www.reverbrock.org/beastieboys or on cellular recycling in general, visit collectivegood.com.
The updated itinerary is now as follows:
August 1st – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
August 2nd – Atlantic City, NJ – The Borgata – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 4th – Baltimore, MD – Virgin Festival_
August 5th- Boston, MA – Boston Opera House – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show – Appropriate Dress
August 6th – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion
August 8th – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
August 9th – Brooklyn, NY – McCarren Pool
August 10th- NYC – Hammerstein Ballroom – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 16th – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
August 17th – Denver, CO – Fillmore – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 19th – Los Angeles, CA- Greek Theater
August 20th – Los Angeles, CA- Greek Theater
August 21st – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 23rd – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara County Bowl
August 24th – San Francisco, CA – Warfield – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 25th – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater