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Date: 23 May 1995
Country: United States
City: New York, NY
Venue: Madison Square Garden

Notes:

Quadraphonic Tour

This concert was originally scheduled for May 24, 1995, but it was changed to accommodate the third game of the National Hockey League playoff series between the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers.

The band were introduced by Flavor Flav (Public Enemy).

Biz Markie was a special guest on "Do It."
Setlist:
 1. Stand Together
 2. Sure Shot
 3. Time to Get Ill
 4. Alright Hear This
 5. High Plains Drifter
 6. Do It
 7. The New Style
 8. Rhymin' and Stealin'
 9. The Biz vs. the Nuge
 10. Time for Livin'
 11. Tough Guy
 12. Sabrosa
 13. In 3's
 14. Bobo on the Corner
 15. The Maestro
 16. Posse in Effect
 17. Shake Your Rump
 18. Slow and Low
 19. Bodhisattva Vow
 20. Root Down
 21. Four Fly Guys
 22. Flute Loop
 23. Pass the Mic
 24. The Sounds of Science
 25. Gratitude
 26. Ricky's Theme
 27. Son of Neckbone
 28. What's Really Going On
 29. Egg Raid on Mojo
 30. Heart Attack Man
 31. No Sleep till Brooklyn
 32. So What'cha Want
 33. Get It Together
 34. Lighten Up
 35. Sabotage
Reviews:
Rolling Stone, July 13, 1995:

Beastie Boys
New York
Madison Square Garden
May 23, 1995

By Daina Darzin July 13, 1995

Beastie Boys Deliver a Mixed Bag in New York
The hits electrify, the mid-set slumps, then the Boys round it out with a smart, eclectic finish

Old-time fans of the original, fight-for-your-right-to-party Beastie Boys must have been aghast: These formerly irresponsible, badder-than-thou teen idols are donating $1 from every concert ticket to local charities and the Milarepa Fund, a foundation that aids Tibet. But then, no other band has experienced the strange and brilliant career evolution of the Beastie Boys. They've grown musically without growing up attitude-wise. Here they are, rocking arenas on their own terms after enduring a period of critical acclaim and cult favoritism. Reincarnated as wise-ass artist entrepreneurs, the Beasties now present a broad, skewed universe of popular-culture references: from Tom Carvel on the "Cooky Puss" single to Kojak in the brilliant "Sabotage" video. And the Beasties are capitalists, too: They sell truckfuls of X-LARGE clothes, and under the Grand Royal banner, they run a record label and put out a sporadic magazine.

Introduced by Flavor Flav, the Beastie Boys tonight wisely moved the crowd pleasers--big, percolating hip-hop ravers like "Stand Together"--up front while ushers battled the legions of preppy youth gone wild who were charging in the econo-size pit. Three songs later, despite the entrance of special guest Biz Markie, the show started to bog down: Sonically deprived of its multilayered and sampled studio-production niceties, the material took on a numbing, repetitious feel--hyped-up guys yelling over percussion.

Just the right moment for a switch to the hardcore segment of our entertainment program. On "Time for Livin'" and "Tough Guy," the Beasties galloped into the sunset in fine faster-faster-faster style--accompanied by feverish, spiky lights that flashed like giant bug zappers. But the jazzy sections proved that this brash band is genuinely innovative: Like, OK, we're going to play serious, heavy music here, party monsters of the pit, and you will like it. On "In 3's" and "Sabrosa" (which featured Adam Yauch on stand-up bass), the Beastie Boys offered an entirely different concert. This one was completely incongruous but effective, superbly played, risky and somehow reverential. And then the Beasties played the encore: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn." Just like the old days.
Media:

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