Son of a beeyatch. The Beastie Boys are apparently out for ACL Fest. The cancelled their ACL Fest appearance along with some other tour dates after Adam "MCA" Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in one of his salivary glands. Yauch is scheduled to have surgery and several weeks of treatment, and the cancer is considered very treatable, but Yauch is taking time off to recover and heal following the treatment.
Well, that sucks. I'm not really pissed off the same way that I was at Meg White for cancelling the White Stripes show in '07 because of her "acute anxiety", but I am really disappointed. I've never seen The Beasties before, and I was looking forward to it as much or more than I've looked forward to an ACL Fest headliner in a long time.
I'll still be happy to see Pearl Jam, and to a slightly lesser extent Dave Matthews, but the band I was most interested in seeing of the three has been wiped off the schedule.
The brother's got cancer, though, so I'm not gonna really fault the Beasties, but it's just a bummer.
Who knows? Maybe C3 will do us a solid and find some other kind of cool act to fill in the slot.
Kind of ironic that the Beasties cancelled on the same day that the schedule for this year was released. I guess they might be reworking that a bit (someone who's already on the schedule will most likely get bumped up to a headliner slot, I would guess).