Although most of their fans were introduced to the Beastie Boys from the album "License to Ill" the band no longer played "Fight For Your Right" to party after 1987 because they were not happy with the self portrayal they created with that song. The Beasties switched it up and their sounds and styles shifted and they maintained relevance and popularity throughout the time afterward. You can celebrate your love of Beastie Boys with our officially licensed Beastie Boys tees.
Beastie Boys first major tour was as an opening act for Madonna's tour in support of Like a Virgin. Madonna's team first asked Russel Simmons about RUN DMC but they wanted too much money. They then asked about the Fat Boys, but Simmons said they were busy (even though he didn't manage them!). Simmons said that the Beastie Boys would do it for $500 per show so they got the gig.