The Beastie Boys and Rage Against The Machine will each donate a portion of the proceeds from their joint "Rhyme & Reason 2000" tour to several charities and non-profit social activist groups.
The groups will take $1 from each of the tickets sold to the tour, which kicks off on August 2 at the Molson Park Amphitheater in Toronto. The Beastie Boys will donate its share to the Milarepa Fund, an organization that it helped launch in 1994 and which supports non-violent social change.
RATM plans to donate the money raised to its Rage Against The Machine Foundation, which will then distribute the proceeds to a variety of local charities at the conclusion of the "Rhyme & Reason 2000" tour.
Rage made similar contributions after the end of last year's tour in support of "The Battle Of Los Angeles," raising over $350,000 for such organizations as the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Senior Gleaners, Fuerza Unida, New England Shelter For Homeless Vets, and the Daily
Bead Food Bank, among others.
Supporting acts for the initial set of dates have just been announced, with the Stone Temple Pilots, The Roots, and Jurassic 5 among the line-up of artists set to rotate on the opening slot (see "No Doubt, Busta Rhymes To Open 'Rhyme And Reason'")
Organizers for the outing have released dates through an August 21 performance in Indianapolis, although the tour is expected to continue through mid-September.
The current itinerary for the "Rhyme & Reason 2000" tour:
- 8/2 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Park Amphitheater
- 8/4 - Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lakes Amphitheater
- 8/5 - Washington, DC @ Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
- 8/7 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Starlake Amphitheater
- 8/9 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Giants Stadium
- 8/11 - Hartford, CT @ Meadows Amphitheater
- 8/12 - Boston, MA @ Foxboro Stadium
- 8/16 - Chicago, IL @ New World Music Theater
- 8/18 - Columbus,
OH @ Polaris Amphitheater
- 8/19 - Detroit, MI @ Silverdome
- 8/21 - Indianapolis, IN @ Deer Creek Amphitheater