Tenacious D will be at Surly Brewing Festival Field 9/19


Yes, you read that title right– the one and only Tenacious D will be taking over Surly Brewing Festival Field for a SOLD OUT show on September 19th!

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 Fenix followed 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.

In September 2020 – with great excitement – Tenacious D released the final piece to the Post-Apocalypto universe: the graphic novel.

Kicking the night off will be DJ Douggpound. DJ Douggpound is an editor, writer, and musician, known for his work on The Eric Andre Show, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, and Portlandia, among others. He co-hosts two podcasts, The Poundcast and Office Hours with Tim Heidecker, and co-created several web series including Pound House and 2 Wet Crew. His stand-up performance is a barrage of jokes and music that lead into remixes and sound effect absurdity.

As mentioned, this show is sold out but keep an eye on First Avenue’s socials for last minute ticket dumps!