Tenacious D might just be onto something here. After a successful charity campaign making a Beatles medley in 2021 to help Doctors Without Borders, The D are back saluting another iconic band, while donating the funds from their limited edition 7″ vinyl salute to The Who towards the Everytown for Gun Safety organization.
For their Who medley, Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass put their stamp on the songs “Pinball Wizard”, “There’s a Doctor” and “Go to the Mirror!”, with Jack Black passionately scattering the tunes.
“Who better to pay homage to the greatest rock opera of all time? Who? The D! Who is it!!,” the duo said, adding, “We’ve been working on this medley for 20 years. It’s finally ready to launch. Crank it. It’s a humdinger. Enjoy.”
The medley is accompanied by a corresponding video directed by frequent collaborator Liam Lynch. You can check out the clip below.
Tenacious D, “The Who Medley”
As noted, there is a charity function at the exit of the medley. All proceeds from vinyl sales will go to Everytown For Gun Safety, an organization that touts the collective goals of finding ways to make communities safer by introducing solutions to help end gun violence.
You can pre-order your vinyl version here, while the song is also available through Spotify and Apple Music.
In other Tenacious D news, the band will hit the road again later this month, kicking off their tour at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival on June 16th. They have additional dates that take them until the end of the summer. See all of their stops below and get ticketing information here.
The band also lent their name and backed a new fiber bar. The duo teamed up with NuGo Nutrition to create Tenacious D Fiber D’Lish.
The group says, “The world is so constipated right now. Never scared. Tenacious D to the rescue! Our new fiber bar is so delicious and packed with colon-cleansing fiber… you’ll be dropping perfectly tapered Deuces in no time! You’re welcome, world! Enjoy.”
NuGo Nutrition adds, “We make fiber delicious. The D’s make things fun. We’re proud to be their number 1 – to help with both! Rock on! Place your orders here.
Tenacious D 2022 Touring
June 16 – Telluride, Colorado @ Telluride Bluegrass Festival SOLD OUT
June 17 – Sandy, Utah @ Sandy Amphitheater ~ SOLD OUT
June 19 – Portland, Oregon @ Pioneer Courthouse Square ~ SOLD OUT
June 20 – Airway Heights, Washington @ Northern Quest Casino & Resort – SOLD OUT
June 21 – Woodinville, Washington @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery ~ SOLD
June 22 – Bend, Ore. @ Hayden Homes Amphitheater ~ SOLD OUT
June 24 – Palo Alto, CA @ Frost Amphitheater ~
June 26 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater ~ SOLD OUT
September 9 – Wilmington, NC @ Live Oak Bank Pavilion #
September 10 – Alton, Virginia @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival
September 11 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ The Mann Center #
September 13 – :Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion #
September 14 – : Bridgeport, CT. @ Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater #
September 16 – : Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center #
September 18 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin @ BMO Harris Pavilion #
September 19 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ Surly Festival Field # – SOLD OUT
September 20 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa @ McGrath Amphitheater #
September 22 – Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life Festival
~ with special guest Puddles Pity Party
# with special guest Dj Douggpound
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