Tenacious D's brand of comedy rock has never been known for inspiring violence amongst its listeners. Yet, at a show in Las Vegas on Saturday night, Jack Black and Kyle Gas were forced to cut their set short after a member of the audience was stabbed during a brutal assault. According to Classic Rock, a man was stabbed in the leg when a fight broke out in the House of Blues venue, which resulted in intervention from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police department. The shut down meant that the D's set ended half an hour early, and that Steel Panther, who were scheduled to perform later that evening, didn't get to go on.
The D are currently touring behind their third album "Rize Of The Fenix". Back in May, Jack Black stated that the album is to be taken more seriously than it's light-hearted predecessors:
"We've dug deep for a lot of the jams, such as 'Throw Down', our major anti-organized religion song, and 'Senorita', a story about a man who falls in love with a woman who can't let go of her abusive relationship. It doesn't sound funny... We're exploring some deeper, darker material."
Tenacious D will play the final date of their US tour at the Wiltern in Los Angeles tomorrow night, before heading to Europe in October. The tour ends at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on October 24th. Meanwhile, The West is reporting that the band may be heading to Australia early next year, reporting Jack Black as saying:
"We'd love to come back Down Under. We opened for the Foo Fighters and that was a lot of fun, but we didn't play any songs from our new album because it hadn't been released. Nothing has been confirmed but we'd like to come down early next year, probably around February."