October 11, 2008 / 2:09 AM / in 9 years

Beastie Boys draft stars for "Vote" tour

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<p>The Beastie Boys perform during the Live Earth concert at Wembley Stadium in London in this file phtoo from July 7, 2007..Stephen Hird</p>

NEW YORK (Billboard) - The Beastie Boys have drafted Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson and Ben Harper to join them on the Get Out and Vote tour, which will begin October 28 in Richmond, Va. Shows are also set for November 1 in St. Paul, Minn., and November 2 in Milwaukee.

"This election is too important to stay at home," the rap trio said Friday, adding that they are endorsing Democratic candidate Barack Obama for president.

Crow, Jones, Johnson and Santogold are on the bill for the Richmond show, while Harper and Tenacious D will support in St. Paul. Harper, Tenacious D and David Crosby and Graham Nash will join the Beasties in Milwaukee.

Reuters/Billboard

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