WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ad-Rock, Mike D and MCA performed their civic duty Monday night at a sold-out Rock the Vote concert. Sheryl Crow and Citizen Cope joined the guys onstage for the show at the 9:30 Club, the proceeds of which are all to go to the charity.
Along with millions of other Americans, the Boys schlepped here to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama.
"Being here and seeing the huge amount of people and seeing how meaningful it is to them -- that was kind of amazing to see," Mike D told MTV News. To him, it was "surreal." The guys planned to brave the crowds for [article id="1603077"]Barack Obama's official swearing-in ceremony[/article].
It's been a long time coming. They teamed up with Sheryl Crow on the campaign trail, touring battleground states to help raise voter awareness. "We're going to have a president who's this really super-smart person -- who's really present, awake and alive. It's exciting," said Ad-Rock.
[artist id="968"]The Beastie Boys[/artist] continue to give props to the new commander in chief.
"Congratulations are in order," said Mike D. And while the boxes aren't even unpacked at the White House yet, he added, "And when can we come over to the Oval Office and hang out?"
"Be the Change: Live From the Inaugural" will air live on MTV on Tuesday, January 20, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. MTV News will have wall-to-wall coverage of the event and of the scenes in Washington, D.C., New Orleans and Kenya in the days leading up to the event and in the days that follow.