Beastie Boys Announce ‘Live & Direct’ Book Tour
"Each night of Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct will feature readings, conversations between Mike D, Ad-Rock and a special guest moderator and Q&A sessions," reads a press release, "all with a live score provided by Mix Master Mike and a brand new Beastie Boys exhibit, curated by Beastie Boys & Beyond the Streets in partnership with Adidas Skateboarding. Sonos will provide the sound experience at each exhibit, playing a mixtape curated by Ad-Rock and Mike D. As if that’s not enough, every ticket for Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct comes with a physical copy of Beastie Boys Book—to be redeemed upon entrance to the event."
They'll begin with two dates in New York (Manhattan and Brooklyn) at the end of October, before moving on to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Then, the week after Thanksgiving, they'll do one in London. Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 28, and you can get full information at their website.
Arriving Oct. 30, the 592-page Beastie Boys Book, written by Ad-Rock and Mike D with contributions from friends and admirers, tells the band's story, from their days as punks to groundbreaking rappers. It includes rare photographs, illustrations, a cookbook from Chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, mixtape playlists and a map of the Beastie Boys' New York.
Beastie Boys, Live & Direct Readings Dates
10/29: New York @ Town Hall
10/30: Brooklyn @ Kings Theatre
11/3: Los Angeles @ Montalban Theatre
11/4: Los Angeles @ Montalban Theatre
11/5: San Francisco @ City Arts & Lectures at Nourse Theater
11/30: London @ EartH