Tenacious D - July 28

The Grammy Award-winning comedic rock band Tenacious D will play Pinewood Bowl on July 28.

Tenacious D is coming to Pinewood Bowl.

The July 28 concert at the Pioneers Park amphitheater is one of just seven stops on the Grammy Award-winning comedic rock band’s “Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto: The Tour” summer outing.

The tour takes its name from “Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto,” a YouTube animated film series and associated album released last year with each frame hand drawn by Jack Black, with Black and bandmate Kyle Glass voicing every character.

Billing itself as the “Greatest Band in the World,” Tenacious D, which takes its name from NBA basketball announcer Marv Albert’s term “tenacious defense,” originated when actors Black and Glass started playing together in Glass’ Los Angeles studio.

No joke musically, the duo landed opening slots for the likes of the Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Tool and Beck.

They landed an HBO variety series in 1999, a deal with Epic Records and, in 2001, produced their self-titled debut album, which has now gone platinum.

In 2006, the duo broke through into big-screen “stardom” in “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny.” Six years later, it released “Rize of the Fenix,” making fun of the flop of a film, which received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy album.

In 2014, Tenacious D won a Grammy for Best Metal Performance for their cover of Ronnie James Dio’s “The Last in Line.”

Tickets for Pinewood Bowl show, which will be opened by country band Wynchester, go on sale to the public Friday at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Pinnacle Bank Arena ticket office, ticketmaster.com and by phone at 800-745-3000.

The artist pre-sale for the show begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday. According to Tenacious D’s Twitter page (@RealTenaciousD), the pre-sale password is “HOPE.”

The Tenacious D concert is the fifth show set for Pinewood this summer. Others already on sale are The Avett Brothers, May 17; Kidz Bop, June 16; Jon Bellion, July 24; and “Weird Al” Yankovic, July 31.

The Nebraska Folk & Roots Festival also will take place at Pinewood on June 15. Its lineup has not yet been announced.

From 10 to 15 shows are expected at Pinewood from May through September.

Reach the writer at 402-473-7244 or kwolgamott@journalstar.com.

On Twitter @LJSWolgamott.


Entertainment reporter/columnist

L. Kent Wolgamott is an entertainment reporter and columnist.

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