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Year: 1996 1995 | 1997


After taking off New Year's Day, the Beastie Boys and the Foo Fighters perform three more Summersault Festival dates before leaving Australia to do a short concert tour of thier own playing shows throughout countries in the Pacific Rim. The airplane touches down first in Indonesia for a concert on January 14th. Then the two groups then go on to play shows in Singapore, Thailand, and the Phillipines before finishing up the tour in Japan.

On January 30th, sales of Ill Communication exceed 2,000,000 and album is certified 2X multiplatinum by the RIAA.


March 5th, sees the releases of Yoko Ono's "Rising Mixes" e.p. which features an A.B.A. Allstars remix of the song "the Source." With Adam Yauch having worked on the creation of this remix, the stage is set for a professional relationship which will later lead to Yoko Ono accepting an invitation to perform at the Tibetan Free Concert in San Francisco. On the 12th, Money Mark releases his Mark’s Keyboard Repair.


The Beastie Boys put out a collection of previously available instrumentals entitled The In Sound From Way Out on the 2nd.
After taking a few months off from touring, the Beastie Boys re-emerge and decide to play a few small punk shows in California as Quasar. The first of these shows was the "Clean Needles Now Benefit" at the Palace in Los Angeles. The bill also featured D.F.L., a California band that both Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz briefly played in. The next stop for Quasar was San Francisco, at the Bottom of the Hill Club on April 10th. After playing a Sacramento skate board park on the 11th, and prior to playing the "Boarding for Breast Cancer Benefit" Quasar performed a now legendary hardcore set inside of Darren's house on April 12th.


On the 16th, after hours and hours of planning and organizing, Adam Yauch and the Milarepa Fund take their plea for a Free Tibet to the masses. Broadcasting live from San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, MTV brings the message of the first Tibetan Freedom concert into homes around the United States and Canada. The Beastie Boys performed an abbreviated set that was roughly an hour in length. The set is somewhat similar to their Quasar shows in so much as that it incoporated material from Aglio E Olio, as well as a punk cover of the Circle Jerk's song Red Tape.


On July 7th, Adam Yauch joins Sean Lennon and the band members of Cibo Mato as together they provide backing to Yoko Ono's performance at NY's Summer Stage. With Yauch on bass guitar, the super-group performs for the thousands gathered at New York's Central Park for the free concert series.


United States : 7
Australia : 3
Denmark : 1
Hong Kong : 1
Indonesia : 1
Japan : 1
Philippines : 1
Singapore : 1
Sweden : 1
Thailand : 1


Check Your Head : 1
Paul's Boutique : 1
The In Sound From Way Out! : 10
Bootlegs : 5
1995 1997