Monday, July 20, 2009

The Beastie Boys Cancel Dates Due to Cancer Scare

The Beastie Boys have canceled their upcoming tour dates and pushed back the release date for their forthcoming album. In a video posted on youtube, Adam Yauch, aka MCA, explains that he has been diagnosed with a form of cancer in his salivary gland. He explains that it is very treatable and jokes that at least it won't affect his vocal chords. That being said, the band was scheduled to play Austin City Limits music festival on its first day and that date has been cancelled. The band was also set to perform for the ACL television show and we can only guess that the television performance will be cancelled, but hopefully rescheduled for a later date.

Here's the video:

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In related news, the ACL schedule has been posted for your viewing and scheduling pleasure. With the Beastie Boys out, its only a matter of time before the schedule shifts and another band is added. We will let you know when that happens.

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