Monday, July 20, 2009

MCA dignosed with cancer - tour dates canceled

The Beastie Boys have put a hold on their current touring and recording activities as Adam Yauch (aka MCA) announced that he is having surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. He is expected to fully recover. "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.” Among the shows the Beasties are canceling are headlining slots at Lollapalooza, All Points West and the Austin City Limits festival.

“I just need to take a little time to get this in check, and then we’ll release the record and play some shows,” Yaunch said in a statement following the annoucment of his condition on YouTube. Their new album titled Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1 was originally scheduled for a September 15th release.

All of us at the DV wish Adam a full and speedy recovery.