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Beastie Boys To Embark On Hardcore Tour With Bad Brains And Discharge Amongst Others
Legendary American hip-hop trio the Beastie Boys has announced plans for a North American club tour this Summer, where they will be performing only material from their old hardcore punk days. When the Beastie Boys were formed in 1981, they performed hardcore punk much in the same vein as Black Flag and Minor Threat, and supported the likes of Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys and the Misfits, before adopting the hip-hop sounds they would become known for in 1984. They recently harked back to their hardcore sound on their latest album, "The Hot Sauce Committee Part Two," which featured the hardcore styled song, "Lee Majors Come Again."
They will be joined on the tour by some of the biggest names in old school hardcore, including the iconic Bad Brains, who Beastie Boy Adam Yauch has described as one of his biggest influences, particularly bass player Daryl Jennifer, as well as Reagan Youth, Angry Samoans and British legends Discharge, all of whom are considered hugely influential in the realm of the original hardcore punk movements.
A spokesman for the Beastie Boys stated: "The guys are really excited to not only be getting back to their roots by performing in clubs, but to be embarking on a tour that features so many other great names in punk. At the moment, the plan is simply to go out and have fun but if the demand is big enough, an EP of new music is very possible."
No tour dates have been revealed as of yet, but the trek is expected to commence in late June, and run until early to mid August. Stay tuned for further information.
Beastie Boys - "Holy Snappers"
Beastie Boys - "Lee Majors Come Again"
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