Beastie Boys have expanded their previously reported "Get Out and Vote '08" tour by a factor of two. The number of shows in swing states is at six now, thanks to the addition of dates in Charlotte, Dayton, and Youngstown (Ohio). The new shows will also feature sets from Sheryl Crow, Santogold, Norah Jones, and Ben Harper.
Beastie Boys' political fascinations don't end with this tour. Today (October 15), Beastie Adam Yauch's film distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories released Frontrunners, a documentary film about the student council presidential campaign at NYC's Stuyvesant High School, to theaters. The film's soundtrack includes selections from various Elephant 6 bands and the Album Leaf.
Frontrunners is just one of many movies Oscilloscope is releasing this fall, both to theaters and on DVD. On October 21, Yauch's basketball documentary, Gunnin' for That #1 Spot, comes to DVD. On Halloween, the company will release a true crime documentary called Dear Zachary to theaters. Finally, on December 10 comes Wendy and Lucy, a new movie from Old Joy director Kelly Reichardt starring Michelle Williams and featuring songwriter/Old Joy actor Will Oldham "as a face-tattooed gutter punk," according to a press release.
Yauch will appear at the Virgin Megastore in NYC's Union Square on October 21 to promote the release of the Gunnin' for That #1 Spot DVD.
"Get Out and Vote '08":
10-27 Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend *#
10-28 Richmond, VA - Richmond Coliseum #!%
10-29 Youngstown, OH - Chevrolet Center *!$
10-30 Dayton, OH - Hara Arena *$
11-01 Saint Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium $^
11-02 Milwaukee, WI - U.S. Cellular Arena $^~
* with Sheryl Crow
# with Santogold
! with Norah Jones
% with Jack Johnson
$ with Ben Harper
^ with Tenacious D
~ with Crosby & Nash