BEASTIE BOYS TOUR DATES CANCELED, ALBUM RELEASE POSTPONED ADAM YAUCH DIAGNOSED WITH PAROTID GLAND TUMOR. 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 Beastieboys.com
, 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."
Some of you may already know the artist, Tokyo Black Star, from the club-house label, Innervisions. Alex From Tokyo is one of the creative minds behind that project, and a stellar DJ who resides in NYC (originally from France). He will be deejaying along side notable local DJ's Treeboy, Andy Beta, and Raspberry Jones. For directions, click here. You can expect to hear a great cross-section of dance music from the past several decades, and a mixed crowd of music heads and club-goers...
DJs Andy Beta, Raspberry Jones, and Treeboy
+ Special Guest: Alex From Tokyo
Thurs. July 16
660 Fulton St. (at S. Elliott Pl.)
Fort Greene, Brooklyn