Beastie Boys announce ‘Live and Direct’ book tour – including UK date

Ad-Rock and Mike D are promoting the 'Beastie Boys Book', a special memoir which'll also include rare photos and new illustrations

Beastie Boys members Ad-Rock and Mike D have announced a short book tour in honour of the upcoming release of their new memoir, the Beastie Boys Book.

Compiled by the pioneering hip-hop group’s two surviving members, the book will tell the story of the band “in their own words”. As well as guest contributions, the Beastie Boys Book will also include rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, and more.

Ad-Rock and Mike-D will hit the road towards the end of October in the US to promote the Beastie Boys Book, with the book tour set to later visit London for an event at Hackney venue EartH.


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‘The Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct’ tour will feature readings and conversations between the Beastie Boys and a guest moderator, as well as Q&A sessions, a live score from Mix Master Mike, and a new Beastie Boys exhibit.

Tickets for all dates of the tour go on sale on Friday (September 28) at 10am local time from here – each ticket will also include a physical copy of the memoir.

See the full dates for ‘The Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct’ tour below.

29 New York, NY @ Town Hall

30 Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre

3 Los Angeles, CA @ Montalban Theatre
4 Los Angeles, CA @ Montalban Theatre
5 San Francisco, CA @ City Arts & Lectures At Nourse Theater
30 London, UK @ EartH


An interactive tribute to the late Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, who passed away in 2012, was launched back in August.