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

The ad that ran in Westword in advance of the Thursday, September 9, 2004, Beastie Boys show at Red Rocks with Talib Kweli.
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.
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.

 

The ad that ran in Westword in advance of the Beastie Boys show on Tuesday, August 11, 1992, at the CU Fieldhouse, with L7 and House of Pain.
The ad that ran in Westword in advance of the Beastie Boys show on Tuesday, August 11, 1992, at the CU Fieldhouse, with L7 and House of Pain.

 

The ad that ran in Westword in advance of the Beastie Boys show at McNichols Arena on Wednesday, August 5, 1998, with A Tribe Called Quest and Money Mark.
The ad that ran in Westword in advance of the Beastie Boys show at McNichols Arena on Wednesday, August 5, 1998, with A Tribe Called Quest and Money Mark.

 

We dug and dug, and while we couldn't find an ad for the mid-'90s date of Lollapalooza, here's a Rocky Mountain Records ad touting the Saturday, July 9, 1994, stop at Fiddler's Green.
We dug and dug, and while we couldn't find an ad for the mid-'90s date of Lollapalooza, here's a Rocky Mountain Records ad touting the Saturday, July 9, 1994, stop at Fiddler's Green.

 

Likewise here: We couldn't find a specific ad just for this show, but here's a Rocky Mountain Records ad touting the Friday, June 5, 1992, concert at the Gothic Theatre.
Likewise here: We couldn't find a specific ad just for this show, but here's a Rocky Mountain Records ad touting the Friday, June 5, 1992, concert at the Gothic Theatre.


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