Tenacious D are staying extremely busy, covering classic tunes all in the name of an important cause, hitting the road this month, and even launching their own line of fiber bars. (Yeah, you read that right).
Following the release of their cover of “Time Warp” to help save democracy in 2020, as well as their Beatles’ medley benefitting Doctors Without Borders in 2021, Tenacious D have released 2022’s covers-for-charity project. This time around, they’ve covered some of The Who’s best songs ever – “Pinball Wizard,” “There’s A Doctor,” and “Go To The Mirror!” – in a medley done Tenacious D style. Like their previous songs, the limited edition 7” vinyl release of the medley will benefit a charity: all of the proceeds from vinyl sales will go to Everytown For Gun Safety.
Jack Black and Kyle Gass said about the release, “Who better to deliver a tribute to the greatest rock opera of all times? Who? The D! That’s Who!! We’ve been working on this medley for 20 years. It’s finally ready to be unleashed. Crank it. It’s a humdinger. Enjoy.”
A video for the medley was directed and created by The D’s old friend, frequent collaborator, and fellow Who fan Liam Lynch, who helmed the band’s 2006 film The Pick Of Destiny.
Pre-order the 7″ HERE.
Tenacious D will also be kicking off their run of 2022 tour dates on June 16 at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. They will be playing select shows throughout the US this year, all of which are nearly sold out, so if you haven’t bought tickets yet, we advise you get some quickly. Click HERE to buy tickets. A list of the band’s tour dates are below.
Tenacious D have also announced that they will be releasing their very own fiber bars line in conjunction with nutrition bar brand NuGo Nutrition. Titled Tenacious D Fiber D’Lish, the bars are packing delicious peanut butter, chocolate and of course FIBER! – and are available HERE for a limited time only.
“Fiber bars? From Tenacious D? But why?” you might ask yourself. The band has the answer for you.
The duo explained, “The world is so constipated right now. Never fear. Tenacious D to the rescue! Our new fiber bar is so Delicious and chock full of colon cleansing fiber…you will be dropping perfectly tapered Deuces in no time! You’re welcome, world! Enjoy.”
Full Tour Dates:
06/16/22: Telluride, CO – Telluride Bluegrass Festival SOLD OUT
06/17/22: Sandy, UT – Sandy Amphitheater ~ SOLD OUT
06/19/22: Portland, OR – Pioneer Courthouse Square ~ SOLD OUT
06/20/22: Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Casino & Resort – SOLD OUT
06/21/22: Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery ~ SOLD OUT
06/22/22: Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater ~ SOLD OUT
06/24/22: Palo Alto, CA – Frost Amphitheater ~
06/26/22: San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater ~ SOLD OUT
9/9/22: Wilmington, NC – Live Oak Bank Pavilion #
9/10/22: Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
9/11/22: Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center #
9/13/22: Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion #
9/14/22: Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater #
9/16/22: Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center #
9/18/22: Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion #
9/19/22: Minneapolis, MN – Surly Festival Field # – SOLD OUT
9/20/22: Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheater #
9/22/22: Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
~ with special guest Puddles Pity Party
# with special guest Dj Douggpound