The one and only Tenacious D will be bringing their Post-Apocalypto Tour to the Palace Theatre on Tuesday, July 30th and Wednesday, July 31st.
Jack Black and Kyle Gass make up the Greatest Band in the World: Tenacious D. They started playing together in Kyle’s studio apt on Cochran Ave in Los Angeles. No one could have ever dreamed of where the band’s genius would take them, but take them it did…
The band had a variety series on HBO that aired in 1999. Their self-titled album was released in the fall of 2001 with Epic Records and was quickly certified at gold-selling status, and has since been certified platinum. The duo completed their first feature film together – Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny – for New Line Cinema, which was released in November 2006. The album Rize of the Fenixfollowed in 2012, receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album.
In 2013, Black and Gass founded and hosted Festival Supreme, a music and comedy festival in Los Angeles, CA. In its first four years, Festival Supreme boasted acts such as Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman, Flight of the Conchords, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Patton Oswalt, Die Antwoord, Amy Poehler, Workaholics, & many more. In 2014, Tenacious D won a Grammy in the category of Best Metal Performance for their cover of Ronnie James Dio’s “The Last In Line.”
On November 2, 2018, Tenacious D released Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto – an animated film, with each frame hand-drawn by Black and every character voiced by Black and Gass. Alongside the film, the band also dropped the album Post-Apocalypto. Together, they create a genius addition to the D’s already scintillating catalogue of rock greatness.
Wynchester will be opening both nights. Mike Bray and John Konesky surely take their music seriously, but kindly with the wink of an eye. From classic uptempo barn burnin,’ truck drivin’ songs, as well as “tear in your beer” ballads, they leave no stone unturned. Wynchester has been surprising critics with their modern approach to classic songwriting; songs that tell tales, songs of heartbreak, and even some comedic numbers that will surely bring you back for another listen. It’s a memorable mixed bag of good times, time and time again.
As mentioned, both shows are sold out but make sure to keep an eye on First Avenue’s social media pages for a last minute ticket release!
July 25th – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater (with the Colorado Symphony)
July 27th – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theater
July 28th – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theater
July 30th/ July 31st – Saint Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
August 2nd – St. Louis, MO @ Stifel Theatre
August 4th – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
August 5th – Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy Theatre