Sonos has created a new Sonos Play 5 Beastie Boys Edition speaker to celebrate the release of the bands memoir. Mike D and Ad-Rock of Beastie Boys have designed a limited-run Play:5 featuring work by artist Barry McGee. The Sonos Play 5 Beastie Boys Edition speaker will debut during the Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct tour that kicks off in New York City on Monday, October 29th 2018. Shows will be taking place in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and London, UK.
Sonos will provide the sound experience at each event, playing a mixtape curated by Ad-Rock and Mike D, but will also give fans at each location the chance to win a special signed version of the speaker. “It’s no coincidence that the first song ever played out loud on a Sonos was ‘No Sleep till Brooklyn’. Beastie Boys are a revered and inspirational force in music, with a legacy we are incredibly grateful to support through this exclusive collaboration, celebrating the work and philosophies we respect enormously,” said Brian Beck, Sonos Global Head of Music.”
“This speaker brings the band’s story off the page, realizing their subversive influence in music, art, and pop culture. Proceeds will help support Peace Sisters and Little Kids Rock on behalf of the Adam Yauch Foundation.”
the Sonos Play 5 Beastie Boys Edition will be available in December 2018 from the Sonos website priced at $499. “The speaker has a pretty contemporary and clean design, so I used a pattern that disrupts the front of the speaker, but still complements it.” Barry McGee
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