$1 FROM EVERY TICKET TO GO DIRECTLY TO ECOFUND VIA ARIA
Fans And Media Encouraged To Bring Old Phones, PDAs For Recycling
“A dose of classic hometown hip hop– a hometown Beastie Boys extravaganza”-THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Beastie Boys managed to raise the temperature of an already sweltering Central Park– they sent their fans off in a state of satisfied exhaustion”-THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“A triumphant homecoming…We’ve been known to declare “Best Concert Ever” at the end of quite a few shows but last night in Brooklyn was definitely off the charts”-GOTHAMIST
Beastie Boys have begun announcing additional fall dates for their tour in support of the all-new all-instrumental The Mix-Up. The tour-which features alternating full-scale shows and intimate Gala Event Exclusive Instrumental Shows-has been garnering rave reviews across the board.
The newest additions to this travelling “extravaganza” (THE NEW YORK TIMES) are September 20 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, September 21 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Gala Event Exclusive Instrumental Shows September 22 at Toronto’s Hummingbird Centre for Performing Arts and September 26 at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago (already sold out), and full scale shows September 24 at the Fillmore in Detroit and September 27 at Chicago’s Charter One Pavilion. Further announcements-including Gala Event Exclusive Instrumental Shows in Detroit and Montreal–can be expected shortly.
As previously announced, 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 Beastie Boys North American itinerary for 2007 is now as follows:
August 16th – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater – SOLD OUT
August 17th – Denver, CO – Fillmore – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show – SOLD OUT
August 19th – Los Angeles, CA- Greek Theater – SOLD OUT
August 20th – Los Angeles, CA- Greek Theater – SOLD OUT
August 21st – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show – SOLD OUT
August 23rd – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara County Bowl – SOLD OUT
August 24th – San Francisco, CA – Warfield – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show – SOLD OUT
August 25th – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater – SOLD OUT
September 20th – Montreal QUE – Bell Centre (On Sale This Weekend)
September 21st – Toronto ONT – Air Canada Centre (On Sale Now)
September 22nd – Toronto ONT – Hummingbird Centre for Performing Arts – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show (On Sale This Weekend)
September 24th – Detroit, MI – Fillmore (On Sale This Weekend)
September 26th – Chicago IL – Riviera Theatre – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show – SOLD OUT
September 27th – Chicago IL – Charter One Pavilion (On Sale This Weekend)