The Beastie Boys’ Mike Diamond (aka Mike D) and Adam Horowitz (aka Ad-Rock) have announced details of a series of events to promote their new memoir, Beastie Boys Book.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, the group’s surviving members, Mike D and Ad-Rock, have been working on the memoir since 2013, with the book originally slated to be released in 2015. Mike D addressed the delay, saying, “Like many things we embark on, there are many false starts and, honestly, directions we went in that we realised were not the directions we should be going in.”
In 2013, Random House imprint publisher Spiegel & Grau announced that Mike D and Ad-Rock were “interested in challenging the form and making the book a multidimensional experience. There is a kaleidoscopic frame of reference, and it asks a reader to keep up”.
Officially released on 30 October, the long-awaited Beastie Boys Book is described as “a panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself—by band members AD-ROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.”
“With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book upends the typical music memoir. Alongside the band narrative you will find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises.”
Mike D and Ad-Rock will be making appearances to sign copies of the book at the following dates:
29 October: New York City, Town Hall
30 October: New York, Brooklyn, Kings Theatre
3 November: Los Angeles, Montalban Theatre
4 November: Los Angeles, Montalban Theatre
5 November: San Francisco, Nourse Theatre
3o November: London, UK, EartH.
General ticket sale begins Friday, September 28 at 10am local time, except for the New York Town Hall event, for which the ticket sale begins at 12pm local.
For tickets and more information, visit the band’s website.