Mike D and Ad-Rock are taking their book on the road.
The Beastie Boys members are doing six live events coinciding with the release of their forthcoming book the Beastie Boys Book. Two events are happening in New York, three in California and one in London. Each event will include a Q & A with feature readings, a special guest moderator, and a live score from Beastie Boys turntablist Mix Master Mike.
Tickets for each event go on sale this Friday (September 28) and each ticket comes with a free copy of the book. The Beastie Boys Book officially arrives on October 30.
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Several months back, Mike D and Ad-Rock revealed the book’s title and release date, and also offered information on its content.
The book will explore the group’s “transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the almost impossible-to-fathom overnight success of their debut studio album Licensed to Ill; that album’s messy fallout; their break with Def Jam, move to Los Angeles, and rebirth as musicians and social activists, with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul’s Boutique.”
The book will feature rare photos and original illustrations as well as a graphic novel, a map of the Beastie Boys’ New York and mixtape playlists. There will also be guest contributions from Amy Poehler, Wes Anderson, Spike Jonze, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Colson Whitehead, and author Luc Sante.