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Beastie Boys Awesomeness Coming Back to Santa Barbara Bowl (cancelled)

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UPDATE: Shows cancelled. See Below original post.



NYC’s favorite sons; the Beastie Boys return to the Santa Barbara Bowl after their 2007 sold-out performance, for a pair of not-to-be-missed shows on Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20 with very special guests. 


Who would have thought that a punk band thrown together for a birthday party would evolve into one of the most influential and groundbreaking successes of its time?  Certainly not the Beastie Boys, whose now 30+ year career has logged 40 million in sales, three Grammy Awards and four #1 albums— including the first hip-hop album ever to top the Billboard 200.   


The group is slated to release their eighth studio album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 on September 15 in multiple configurations including a 5.1 surround mix.  The album consists of 17 tracks and features guest appearances by Nas and Santigold. 


Finally, the last installment of the deluxe, remastered, expanded and altogether awesome Beastie Boys catalogue reissues will be dropping in advance of the new record:  The band’s multi-platinum 1998 opus Hello Nasty will be given the 2-CD/vinyl box set/multi format treatment beginning with an August 17 pre- order/digital release and will hit stores August 25.  Preceded by the universal smash “Intergalactic,” Hello Nasty crashed into the #1 spots of charts worldwide upon its 1998 release, with first week sales of 

nearly 700,000 in the US alone.  Hello Nasty went on to yield Beastie Boys classics “Body Movin’,” “Three MC’s and One DJ,” “Remote Control” and “Super Disco Breakin’.” 


Don’t miss your chance to see the Beastie Boys with very special guests at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20 at 6pm.  Ticket prices range from $37 to $53, plus applicable service charges.  The Santa Barbara Bowl is located at 1122 N. Milpas, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, 800-745-3000.  


Tickets On Sale Saturday, July 25 @ 11am


----Important Update----





Adam "MCA" Yauch of Beastie Boys was diagnosed last week as having a cancerous tumor in his left parotid (salivary) gland. Luckily it was caught early and is localized in one area, and as such is considered very treatable. It will however require surgery and several weeks of additional treatment. Fortunately the cancer is not in a location that will affect Yauch's vocal chords.  


Beastie Boys have cancelled all upcoming concert appearances, including their September 19 & 20 shows scheduled at the Santa Barbara Bowl to allow time for Yauch's surgery and recovery. The release of the band's forthcoming album Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 will also be pushed back.  


Paraphrasing from a video statement on, Yauch said, "I just need to take a little time to get this in check, and then we'll release the record and play some shows. It's a pain in the neck (sorry had to say it) because i was really looking forward to playing these shows, but the doctors have made it clear that this is not the kind of thing that can be put aside to deal with later."   

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