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Analysis: Event Coverage

The Star Tribune reported that the Beastie Boys will be performing at St. Paul's Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Nov. 1 for the Get Out and Vote '08 Tour.

The reporter uses the Get Out and Vote '08 Tour as the angle of the story. It allows the report to be more than simply a listing of the event coming up.

The reporter references the Vote For Change Tour that happened in 2004 to compare to the tour going on for the 2008 election.

The report also notes that the Get Out and Vote '08 Tour, like the Vote for Change Tour in 2004, supports the Democratic candidate.

The Beastie Boys are quoted twice to help emphasize that the goal of the tour is to remind people to vote.