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Beastie Boys announce London book launch event

By | Published on Tuesday 25 September 2018

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The death of Adam Yauch in 2012 marked the end of Beastie Boys as a performing and recording act. You will, however, have the chance to see surviving members Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond on stage again later this year. They’ll be in London for one of six worldwide events marking the release of their long-awaited memoir in November.

‘Beastie Boys Book’ is set to be published by Faber & Faber on 30 Oct, with a month long series of events planned around the launch. The mini-tour will reach the UK, at London’s EartH venue, on 30 Nov.

Mike D and Ad-rock will be in attendance to read from their book. They will also be interviewed and take part in Q&A sessions, all of which will apparently be live-scored by Mix Master Mike. And there will also be a new Beastie Boys exhibition to wander through.

Sidestepping the format of the traditional music memoir, the book also features contributions from other people, including Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson and Luc Sante. There’ll also be a collection of recipes from chef Roy Choi, photographs, illustrations, a graphic novel, tracklists for mixtapes you might like to put together, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, and more.

Tickets for the London event will go on sale this Friday here.