PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (Fwrd Axis) – On Sunday, September 11, the City of Brotherly Love hosted the greatest band to walk to planet. They’ve played open mic nights to pay the rent. They sought – and found – the fabled “Pick of Destiny,” arose from the ashes and survived the Apocalypse. Yes, of course I’m talking about the one and only Tenacious D.
Jack Black and Kyle Gass have continuously displayed that they are more than a novelty act with crass songs, but are true virtuosic contenders in the world of music with songs that are actually good and do, in fact, rock hard. They’ve also highlighted the importance of what it takes to be a rock star, from inward singing to the incredibly useful “c–k push-up” routine. These are pearls of wisdom that only the most wise musicians possess and the wisdom is invaluable.
The D are currently touring this month and their stop in Philadelphia was a truly special occasion. All jokes aside, Black and Gass are passionate advocates for democracy and educating the public about voting rights and the importance of having our voices heard in the name of improving the country’s quality of life of all of the citizens in the United States. They have partnered with Rock The Vote to carry this message to the masses. The live-streamed performance, in cooperation with nugs.net, benefitted Rock The Vote by way of ticket sales, with 100% of net proceeds being donated to the organization.
Fans at the show and watching online were treated to a rich setlist with favorites from all of their studio albums. The energy was high and the band has never sounded better. You can still catch Tenacious D as they continue their trek across the United States. Get your tickets through their official website.
What? There’s MORE Good News?!
To further incentivize people to get out and vote, Tenacious D has partnered with social impact platform Propeller to give a lucky winner the experience of a lifetime. The sweepstakes aims to get fans excited about voting during the upcoming mid-term elections on November 8. To win, fans can take actions to earn points, including confirming voter registration status, signing up for registration reminders, and heading out to the polls on Election Day. Those points accrued can then be used to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to meet Tenacious D in Las Vegas from December 30 to January 2.
Enter to win and take action now until November 8 on Propeller.
Tenacious D will be performing at The Theatre at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on December 30 and 31, ringing in the New Year the only way the D can: with face-melting rock.
So, fans…go take action, get out and vote, and take your chance to win the Tenacious D Sweepstakes.