Rumors start to fly on the BeastieBoys.com messageboard about the prospect that concert will be held in Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival. Sadly those rumors also inform the masses that the show will likely be limited to VIPs and people with ties to the organizations GenArt, with its $500 membership dues, or MySpace.com.
Those wealthy and lucky enough to attend the 2006 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah, the Beastie Boys concert film "Awesome I Fucking Shot" viewed the film at one of four showings:
- January 21 11:30 PM Library Center Theatre
- January 22 11:59 PM Holiday Village Cinema IV
- January 27 11:59 PM Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC
- January 28 3:15 PM Holiday Village Cinema III
Adam Yauch attends these showings and interacts with fans and film lovers alike.
February 6 The South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW), which is held in Austin Texas, unveils its lineup including the Beastie Boys movie "Awesome I Fucking Shot That" along with a lot of other movies people already saw at Sundance Film Festival. The event scheduled to take place March 10 - 18, starts fans wondering if another Beastie Boys performance will coincide with this film festival.
On March 15th, 2006, The Beastie Boys as part of their SXSW Film Fesitval promotion duties stop by the Austin Convention Center to answer questions and further promote their movie "Awesome I Fucking Shot That."
On March 16, the Beastie Boys who are in Austin, TX to promote AIFST at the South by Southwest Film Festival, stop by Stubb's to play a not-so-secret show comprised of a setlist comprised entirely of hip-hop songs from their catalog.
Sponsored in part by BigScreenConcerts.com, who dub the event "An Awesome Night With the Beastie Boys" the Beastie Boys concert movie "Awesome I Fucking Shot That" finally makes it into suburban movie theaters. For many who take part in the one time only 8:00 PM preview screening, the conversation on the drive home is comprised of comments like "that movie is next best thing to seeing the Beastie Boys live in concert."
Adam Yauch attends a preview screening of AIFST in Manhattan, NY at the Riklis Theater located at At the AMC Loews 34th Street, 312 West 34th Street.
The next day, the Beastie Boys are scheduled to head down to Rockefeller Center and appear on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," but the appearance gets cancelled and postponed until July.
On April 4th, 2006 Fat Wreck Chords releases the Against Me 12" for the single "From Her Lips to God's Ears" which features another one of Adam Horovitz's infamous remixes.
To coincide with the release of the "Fatboy Slim Greatest Hits: Why Try Harder" album, Norman Cook releases a five track single "That Old Pair of Jeans" on June 29th, 2006. The single features a Mike D and Adrock remix of popular Fatboy Slim song "Praise You."
Performing an old favorite "Root Down" from the 1994 album Ill Communication, the Beastie Boys move the crowd at the taping of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" on July 21st, 2006
July 25th 2006, sees the release of "Awesome I Fucking Shot That" on DVD in the United States. Electronics retailer Best Buy, includes a second DVD full of bonus material for lucky fans who purchased the movie in their stores.
On July 27, 2006 at the HMV superstore in Toronto Canada,the Beastie Boys appear for a fan meet and greet and autograph session to promote the release of the "Awesome I Fucking Shot That" DVD.
On September 22nd 2006, the BeastieBoys.com website announces a handful of South American festival tour dates are slated to take place in late October and early November in countries like Brazil, Argentina, and Chile.
On October 4th, 2006 the Beastie Boys take part in the "Gimme Shelter: Rock & Rescue NYC" concert benefit held at the Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel in New York. A limited number of tickets were made available for this small venue. Tickets ranged in price from $50.00 general admission up to $150 for VIP admission. The benefit helped rockers to raise money for local rescue groups and the campaign for NYC's homeless animals. For those unable to attend, fan shot concert photos and video footage made its way onto the internet the following day.
On the heels of the Gimme Shelter benefit, the BeastieBoys.com site annouces in rapid succession that a few California performances will occur during the month of October in Santa Cruz, Lake Forest, and Hollywood. Although exicted about the prospect of seeing the band perform live, many fans bemoan that fact that they were not given adequate warning so they could make travel plans in time to attend the shows.
On October 7th,2006 the Beastie Boys perform "The New Style" and "So What'cha Want" at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York NY as part of the VH1 Hip Hop Honors show.
On October 9th, 2006, Adam Yauch attends one of three Bad Brains final performance at the historic CBGB's club in New York, NY. Bad Brains concerts seemed to be a proper close and an end to an era.
October 15th, 2006, Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! was officially screened for the first time in Italy at the Rome Film Fest in a new film category called "Extra." Lorenzo Cherubini, an Italian rapper introduced Yauch prior to the screening.
The Beastie Boys hold true to their promise to play a series of California dates. The first falls on October 20th, at the Catylst in Santa Cruz, CA. The second is a free show at Etnies Skatepark in Lake Forest, CA for the Goofy vs Regular skateboard competition. From there they travel to Las Vegas, NV to perform at the Joint on October 23rd. Then it is short trip back to Hollywood CA to perform at the Henry Fonda Theater the next night.
The Beastie Boys then take a day or two off before flying to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On the 29th of October, 2006 they perform a 22 song set at the Tim Festival in Rio. The band spends Adam Horovitz's birthday in the city of Curitiba, Brazil and perform that night (October 31st) at the Pedreira Paulo Leminski. Then it is on to Buenos Aires, Argentina for a show at the Blue Festival on November 3rd, 2006. The next stop on the South American tour is Santiago, Chile where on the 4th of November they perform at the Sue Festival.
On the 1st of November, BeastieBoys.com announces that the band will be traveling to Australia to perform 4 shows in February.
On December 5th, 2006 Beastie Boys fans who frequent the Oscilloscope website note that a new webcam has been added. This addition allows fans to watch the Beastie Boys working on their next album.
On the 26th of December, Hasidic reggae artist Matisyahu releases his No Place to Be album which features an Adam Horovitz Small Stars remix of the song "Youth."