Beastie Boys announce new album

The trio also confirm instrumental-only shows

Beastie Boys have announced that they are going to release a new album this year.

The album, which is yet untitled, will be the follow up to 2004’s ’To The 5 Boroughs’.

The band also announced they will play a series of instrumental-only shows, in a posting on

The band wrote:

“Hi… here’s a few things you might wanna know about..

1. we have a new record coming out

2. it’s gonna be sick

3. we’re playing a bunch of shows this summer (see below)

4. they’re gonna be sick

5. we’re gonna play some instrumental only shows also

6. better call your doctor..cause they’re gonna be sick

7. it’s gonna be a gala event

8. we’re changing up the website…sick

9. got new gear coming soon…again…sick..

10. go see a tailor and get tapered up…”

As previously reported the band are set to headline Sonar Festival in Barcelona, as well as Bestival 2007.