Bad Brains were scheduled to play, but they were dropped from the tour.
A Letter sent to the Beastie Boys:
To: Beastie Boys
CC: Bill Rahmy
From: City Council of Calgary (eh)
Re: Travelling Internet Reporters
It has come to our attention that there are two members of your traveling party who are "reporting" about your group's progress across North America. While this in itself poses no problem, we feel the manner in which they deal with each city is "unprofessional" to say the least (especially in their dealings with Canadian cities). Because our fair city does not wish to be subjected to the half-witted ramblings of arrogant "wunderkind", or be painted as another backward Canadian city, we implore you to reconsider bringing them along to Calgary. There are many things that can go wrong in a foreign country, and we'd hate to see any "accidents" befall your group.