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Gig Info:

Date: 30 May 1987
Country: England
City: Liverpool
Venue: Royal Court Theatre


This concert ended in a riot.
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The New York Times, June 2, 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 said.

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 bail.

The independent London Broadcasting Corporation said the audience chanted, "We tamed the Beasties" as the group left the stage.
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