Next time the twosomes comes to Dallas, they need a bigger venue.
Itâs been a decade since Tenacious D played Big D. The off-the-wall duo consisting of actor Jack Black and his side kick Kyle Gass broke their dry spell in Dallas with a sold-out show at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas. Fans formed a long line down Lamar Street and were treated to a kick-ass show in pure Tenacious D fashion.
Picking up where The Pick of Destiny left off, the bandâs newest musical offering, Rize of the Fenix, takes listeners along the bandâs journey to becoming the greatest band in the world. There has been controversy with the release of the album because of its graphic depiction of a penis on the cover -- which many digital music retailers pixelated -- but that didnât stop the band from showcasing a large, inflatable, unrated body part as the backdrop to their show, much to many fansâ delight.
Black took the Dallas crowd back in time: âRemember the Bronco Bowl? We rocked that shit to pieces! Thatâs why they closed,â he joked. Tenacious D has come a long way since their HBO series from 1999, and their âmock rockâ performances have only gotten better, solidifying their cult status.
Blackâs theatrics and comedic timing canât be taught. But while most fans focused on Black, it was Gassâ nimble fingerpicking and spot on harmonies that is the band's backbone.
After a few new songs, the band performed tunes from their first and most loved album -- and fans went berserk. âKielbasa,â âWonderboy,â and âTributeâ brought the men of Tenacious D, along with their talented backing band, back to their roots as they showered faithful fans with gross humor.
But the real shower was yet to come. Tenacious D closed the first set with âDouble Team,â a song about a sexual encounter with the band. As the final chord was struck, the giant inflatable phallus onstage was lowered and released a stream of white confetti on the audience. Yes.
The encore followed up with âBaby,â âCosmic Shame,â and a full-on sing along of one of their most raunchy tunes, âFuck Her Gently.â But the encore couldnât top the unexpected confetti sperm, the evening's biggest talker.