New York Times (2 June 1987):
LIVERPOOL -- A member of the Beastie Boys was arrested and charged
with assault Sunday in connection with a melee that abruptly ended the
final concert of the New York rock group's British tour, the police
Four fans were injured and five arrested Saturday night following the
incident at the Royal Court Theater here. The police said they were
called by the theater manager after bottles and other objects were
thrown in the auditorium, packed with 3,000 fans.
The Beastie Boys, who stopped their performance after just 10 minutes
because of the violence, have played to sell-out crowds across the
country on the eight-concert tour.
On Sunday, band member Adam Horovitz was arrested in London and taken
to Liverpool for questioning about ''an alleged minor incident''
related to the melee, a police spokesman said.
He was charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm, but the
police would not give details of the incident that led to the charges.
The police said two men and two women were treated at the Royal
Liverpool Hospital for minor head and facial injuries and released.
Five fans were charged with public-order offenses and released on
The independent London Broadcasting Corporation said the audience
chanted, "We tamed the Beasties" as the group left the stage.