Beastie Boys are an American rap-rock trio that rose to popularity with their 1986 hit debut “Licensed to Ill,” which topped the Billboard 200. Drummer Michael “Mike D” Diamond, bassist Adam “MCA” Yauch and guitarist Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz share vocal duties, often handing off songs mid-verse. Within the past decade, the group has worked with a fourth member, Michael “Mix Master Mike” Schwartz, who works the turntables and provides samples within songs. Though the Beasties have not toured extensively in recent years, they are a popular arena act internationally and have sold out many performances before, including their entire 1995 North American arena tour. When they do tour, they are a popular headline act to book for summer festivals due to the high energy of their performances and blend of music genres.

Tenacious D to replace Beastie Boys at Outside Lands
Rock duo Tenacious D, comprised of actor/comedian Jack Black and Kyle Gass, has replaced Beastie Boys at the second Outside Lands Music & Arts festival to be held August 28-30 at Golden State Park in San Francisco, CA. The musicians were called in to fill a whole in the... Read more
Jay-Z to replace Beastie Boys at All Points West
Jay-Z has been confirmed as the replacement act for Beastie Boys on the opening night of the All Points West Music & Arts Festival to be held July 31 through August 2 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ. Also performing on July 31 are Yeah Yeah Yeahs,... Read more
Beastie Boys tour cancelled, album delayed following cancer diagnosis
In a July 20 video posted on the group’s Web site, Adam “MCA” Yauch of Beastie Boys stated that the rock-rap crew is cancelling its upcoming tour dates and postponing the release of its new album while he undergoes treatment for cancer, including urgent surgery. Yauch was diagnosed last... Read more
Cleveland Browns, Beastie Boys tickets on sale this weekend
Tickets to catch upcoming concerts from the Beastie Boys as well as tickets for upcoming 2009 Cleveland Browns football season are on sale throughout the weekend ending July 13 as compiled by Ticket News. Today’s onsales kick off with tickets to catch former Full House star Bob Saget’s stand-up... Read more
Beastie Boys, Cyndi Lauper, Rosie O’Donnell and more: Daily tour recap
Miley Cyrus dominates the daily tour recap for June 3, along with other updates including Paul McCartney, as compiled by TicketNews. Tween phenomenon Miley Cyrus has sent her young fans into a frenzy with the announcement of her latest tour, which kicks off in September and features only paperless... Read more
Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Beastie Boys headline Outside Lands
Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and Beastie Boys will headline the second Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival to be held in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA from August 28-30. Also on the billing for summer 2009 are Incubus, Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz, Ween, The Mars... Read more
Coldplay and Beastie Boys to headline Osheaga Festival
Coldplay and Beastie Boys will headline the fourth edition of the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival in Montreal, QC, from August 1-2. Coldplay will play on August 1, followed by Beastie Boys on August 2. Tickets go on sale April 3 at the Bell Centre box office and through... Read more
Beastie Boys, Tool, Coldplay to headline All Points West Music Festival
Beastie Boys, Tool and Coldplay will headline the second All Points West Music & Arts Festival to be held July 31 through August 2 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ. The festival will also feature Echo & The Bunnymen, My Bloody Valentine, Vampire Weekend, MSTRKRFT, MGMT, Gogol... Read more
Bruce Springsteen, Phish, Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails headline Bonnaroo
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Wilco, Al Green, David Byrne, Snoop Dogg, Elvis Costello and Erykah Badu are among the initial round of artists confirmed for the eighth annual installment of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, June 11-14 in... Read more
Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow to perform at Rock The Vote inaugural gala
The inauguration finally has a rock ball. Rock The Vote presents the “Hey, America Feels Kinda Cool Again” Inaugural Gala on January 19 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, featuring Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow, Citizen Cope and Justin Jones on the night before President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration. Tickets... Read more