Photos: The Beastie Boys in Denver, a visual history from the archived newspaper ads

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The ad that ran in Westword in advance of the Thursday, September 9, 2004, Beastie Boys show at Red Rocks with Talib Kweli.
By all accounts, the Beastie Boys performed in the Denver metro area ten times over the course of two decades, beginning with the act's first show at the Mammoth Events Center on Friday, February 13, 1987, and culminating with its Rock the Vote double bill at the Fillmore with Tenacious D on Monday, November 3. Last night, we braved the scary, cobweb-infested confines of our archives, inhaling a mountain of dust, and found some of the ads that ran in this fishwrap in advance of some of these shows. Page down to have a look.

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The ad that ran in advance of the Beastie Boys Colorado debut at the Mammoth Events Center on Friday, Feburary 13, 1987, with Fishbone and Murphy's Law.

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Very cool Dave. I went to the one w/ Tribe Called Quest for like my 13th birthday , at McNichols. Terrible seats, I will never forget it though. :-( RIP MCA

-Kid HUm 


Only saw the BB's at the CU Fieldhouse show with L7 (!) opening (WORST sound ever, especially for L7). 


Didn't they play at Redrocks along with Public Enemy and a headlining act that I can't recall way back in the day not long after License To Ill came out?


I remember KTCL running a contest called Beastie Feastie for the Gothic show.  Winner got to meet the band and have dinner with them before the show.  I really tried to win but no luck.  Still had an awesome time that night.  Easily one of my top 5 shows ever.

Also, when Hot Sauce came out, the Beasties and Z-Trip released a Beastie Boys mega mix.  It is available for free on the Z-Trip site.  Highly recommended.  Go on ahead and download it.

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