Beastie Boys to embark on Live & Direct tour, includes London date
The boys are back in town
To celebrate the release of their new book, the Beastie Boys have announced that they will embark on a six-night, four-city Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct event tour.
Each night of Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct will feature readings and conversations between remaining members Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Adrock" Horovitz with a special guest moderator, as well as Q&A sessions - all with a live score provided by Mix Master Mike - and a brand new Beastie Boys exhibit, curated by the band and Beyond the Streets in partnership with Adidas Skateboarding.
Sonos will provide the sound experience at each exhibit, playing a mixtape curated by Adrock and Mike D.
The book's press release reads:
"Written by Adrock and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more, Beastie Boys Book is a panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys for the first time in the bandmembers' own words.
"Adam "Adrock" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the debut album that became the first Hip hop record ever to hit #1, Licensed to Ill - and the album’s messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam; their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul’s Boutique; their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam "MCA" Yauch and more.
With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book is so much more than a musicians' memoir. Alongside Horovitz and Diamond’s personal recollections are an overwhelming assortment of rare photos and original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, and many more surprises."
Dates for the Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct tour are as follows:
29th Oct, New York – Town Hall (Tickets)
30th Oct, Brooklyn – Kings Theatre (Tickets)
3rd Nov, Los Angeles – Montalban Theatre (Tickets)
4th Nov, Los Angeles – Montalban Theatre (Tickets)
5th Nov, San Francisco – City Arts & Lectures at Nourse Theater (Tickets)
30th Nov, London – EartH (Tickets)
*NEW DATE ADDED*
1st Dec, London – Waterstones Piccadilly (Book Signing) (Tickets)
Beastie Boys Book arrives 30th October. Pre-order is available here.