Beasties Cancel Tour; Yauch Tumor Found


Surgery will also push
back release date of new album.


By Blurt Staff



Adam “MCA” Yauch of Beastie Boys was diagnosed last
week as having a cancerous tumor in his left parotid (salivary) gland. Luckily
it was caught early and is localized in one area, and as such is considered
very treatable. It will however require surgery and several weeks of additional
treatment. Fortunately the cancer is not in a location that will affect Yauch’s
vocal chords. 

Beastie Boys have canceled all upcoming concert appearances to allow time for
Yauch’s surgery and recovery. The release of the band’s forthcoming album Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 will also be
pushed back.  

Paraphrasing from a video statement on, Yauch said, “I just need to
take a little time to get this in check, and then we’ll release the record and
play some shows. It’s a pain in the neck (sorry had to say it) because i was
really looking forward to playing these shows, but the doctors have made it
clear that this is not the kind of thing that can be put aside to deal with later.” 


BLURT wishes MCA a speedy recovery!


Those dates:


07/31/2009 – All Points West Festival – Jersey City, NJ

08/02/2009 – Osheaga Music & Arts Festival – Montreal, CA

08/06/2009 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL

08/08/2009 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL

08/30/2009 – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival – San Francisco, CA

09/24/2009 – Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, CA

10/02/2009 – Austin
City Limits Festival – Austin, TX




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