As expected, the Beastie Boys will play a handful of live dates this summer, alternating between more traditional hip-hop shows and an instrumental set along the lines of the trio’s new Capitol album, “The Mix-Up.”
The hip-hop shows will begin Aug. 1 in Philadelphia and run through Aug. 25 in Berkeley, Calif. Pre-sale tickets will be available Thursday (June 14). Dates for the instrumental performances have yet to be announced.
“We’ve got plenty more work ahead of us,” Mike D recently told Billboard. “We kind of have a pretty broad list [of songs] to pick and choose from.”
The Beasties will be touring internationally through late July. Another run of shows in Ireland and the United Kingdom is on tap for early September.
Here are the Beastie Boys’ U.S. tour dates:
Aug. 1: Philadelphia (Festival Pier)
Aug. 4: Baltimore (Virgin Festival)
Aug. 6: Boston (Bank of America Pavilion)
Aug. 8: New York (Central Park SummerStage)
Aug. 9: Brooklyn, N.Y. (McCarren Park Pool)
Aug. 16: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)
Aug. 23: Santa Barbara, Calif. (County Bowl)
Aug. 25: Berkeley, Calif. (Greek Theatre)