YES! THE BEASTIES ARE COMING
By Adly Syairi Ramly
BEASTIE Boys are set to rock Kuala Lumpur.
News of their Feb 22 concert was confirmed yesterday after making the rounds as a rumour last year.
Pineapple Concerts managing director Razman Razali said the New York-based hip-hop group will perform at the Kiara Equestrian Club.
"The group will fly in on Feb 20 after their performance at the Good Vibrations Festival in Singapore," he said.
The group - Michael Diamond aka Mike D, Adam Yauch aka MCA, and Adam Horowitz aka King Ad Rock - will be accompanied by a six-piece band and their touring DJ and award-winning turntablist Mix Master Mike.
Razman said the group will perform for at least 90 minutes and their gig could have an opening performance by local artistes.
Ticket prices have not been finalised but Razman assured that everything should be confirmed by next week.
Apart from the concert, promotional activities by the group are also being planned.
Considered as one of the most influential and ambitious hip-hop groups of the '90s, Beastie Boys started out as a punk group in 1981.
Their debut album in 1986, Licensed to Ill, was the biggest-selling rap album of the /80s, thanks to the huge success of the song, Fight for Your Right (To Party).
The group have released six studio albums with the last one being To the 5 Boroughs in 2005.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
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