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Beastie Boys are strongly tipped as one of the headliners for the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which takes place in Manchester, Tennessee, from June 12-15, 2008. Festival organizers will officially announce the artist line-up next Tuesday (Feb. 5). We've also heard the Beastie Boys' name dropped in discussions about line-ups for both the Leeds and Reading Festivals in England this summer, but from unreliable sources.
Update: Beastie Boys are not on the Bonnaroo line-up.

The rumor that Beastie Boys will be doing a surprise show at the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, in March, has not died. Given the fact that the Beastie Boys will be doing two festival appearances at the same time as SXSW takes place (meaning they'll have their crew and equipment on the road), it's very possible a surprise show could happen. If the SXSW rumor is true, it's unlikely that there will be any confirmation from anyone until the day of the event. That's how they do it in Austin!

The Gimme Shelter concert that Money Mark was to perform at and Adam Horovitz was to host last fall has been canceled. Rational Animal, the organization that planned the benefit concert, hoped to reschedule it for March 2008; however, it has now decided to refund all ticket holders. In a personal email to one of M2M's readers, Susan Brandt, the founder and president of Rational Animal, explained:
"Unfortunately we will not be able to produce our fundraising concert this March. We've run into all sorts of snags, so we have decided to provide refunds for all of those generous people who asked us to keep their tickets til March. Our regrets for all of the postponing. When we do it, we want to do it right, and we are not ready now, so we are looking to later this year if possible. We will be asking one or as many Beastie Boys as we can back, so that's still percolating, but it's tough to say what will happen, schedules are so hard to coordinate. Thanks for your patience and your support."


2:52 PM Saber said...

oh man i hope they do bonnaroo..i can make it there

4:25 PM Emily said...

Will there be any nonfestival shows in 2008? Please say yes!! :D

9:21 PM Danielle said...

Is the chance of the Beastie Boys playing at Bonnaroo high or low? My friends recommend the festival.

9:28 PM Hot Sauce said...

@Emily: I don't know, but I hope so.

@Danielle: Beastie Boys at Bonnaroo is purely speculation. Honestly, I'd be very surprised if they are on the Bonnaroo line-up.

3:15 PM Austin Insider said...

Black Crowes dropped out of SXSW. Word on the street is Beastie Boys are taking their set.

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