Licensed to Ill: Beastie Boys Cancel Tour, Push Back Album Due to Tumor


The Beastie Boys are canceling their tour and postponing their album after Adam “MCA” Yauch was diagnosed with cancer last week, according to the announcement video they posted on their site. That includes their performance at All Points West, a publicist just confirmed to us, meaning that the festival is currently without a first-day headliner. In true Beastie fashion Yauch apologized to fans, ending with a straightforward “So that’s what’s up.”

Oh man, I can’t believe that Adam has cancer. I don’t like this getting older bit guys. Everyone starts dying and getting diseases…it sucks. I’m glad he sounds optimistic and I hope these doctors get this tumor removed and Adam is able to overcome this setback and continue to make the awesome music he does with the Beastie Boys. You know, I am a huge fan of older rap groups like Run-DMC, Public Enemy and the Beastie Boys…if I had to pick my favorites, those are them, but if I had to pick a group that has been around and together for decades still making awesome records…it has to be the Beastie Boys. I mean, hell, they still play tracks from the “License to Ill” album today on the alternative stations and rap stations. Beastie Boys, you guys rock! Get well soon Adam! 🙂

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