Beastie Boys ditch studio for mini tour

Thu Mar 6, 2008 3:39am EST
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NEW YORK (Billboard) - The Beastie Boys are taking a break from the studio this week to play a handful of shows.

The hip-hop trio teamed up with Moby to play a charity concert in New York Tuesday, and will headline the Langerado Music Festival in Florida on Friday, and the MX Beat Soundfest in Mexico City on Saturday. Tuesday's gig, at Terminal 5, was a benefit for the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, which uses music as a medium for healing.

After the tour, the Beastie Boys will return to the studio. But fans shouldn't hope for a new record any time soon. It's all new, original," MCA, a.k.a. Adam Yauch, told, "but I don't think it's gonna come out this year, no."

The Beastie Boys won a Grammy last month when their 2007 release, "The Mix-Up," was named best pop instrumental album.


<p>The Beastie Boys perform during a concert at the 41st Montreux Jazz Festival July 9, 2007. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse</p>