NEW YORK (Billboard) - The Beastie Boys have confirmed that their eighth studio album, “Hot Sauce Committee Part 1,” will be released September 15 by Capitol.
The set will include 17 tracks, including “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” featuring Santigold and “Too Many Rappers” featuring Nas, which the artists performed together at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. on June 12. The album will be available in multiple configurations, including a 5.1 surround mix.
The first Beastie Boys headline date confirmed to follow the album’s release, September 24 at Hollywood Bowl, has sold out. Further dates are pending.
Meanwhile, the trio has a busy summer ahead on the U.S. festival circuit, with headlining slots at events including Lollapalooza, All Points West, Outside Lands, and Austin City Limits. Prior to the Lollapalooza appearance, the Beastie Boys will perform at Chicago’s Congress Theater on August 6.
The Beasties have also announced they will release a remastered and expanded version of the 1998 album “Hello Nasty,” available as a 2-CD/vinyl box set beginning with an August 17 pre-order/digital release. The set will be in stores August 25.
Editing by Dean Goodman at Reuters