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    TENACIOUS D supported by DAVE HILL- 08/05 RESORTS WORLD, BIRMINGHAM – UK

    Photos and review by Andy Shaw

    Opening proceedings was Dave Hill a comedian and musician originally from Cleveland, Ohio but now living in New York City. He has a big following on social media with his irreverent humour but tonight he was attempting to wow a sold out Resorts World Arena. His mixture of guitar playing, songs and comedy was the perfect way to start the evening. His comedy was aimed directly at the local crowd, with one of his skits included pick up lines for people in Birmingham… He had obviously research this and was hilarious. He is really someone you should look out for if he is touring and the mixture of jokes, one liners and quirky songs were brilliant…

    DAVE HILL

    Tenacious D

    If you’re looking for a night of pure rock ‘n’ roll ecstasy, Tenacious D has got you covered. From the moment Jack Black and Kyle Gass took the stage, at a sold out Arena,  it was clear that this wasn’t just another concert; it was a full-blown rock extravaganza. The energy in the air was electric as the duo kicked things off with their signature blend of comedic banter and blistering riffs.

    What sets Tenacious D apart from other bands is their ability to seamlessly fuse humour with jaw-dropping musical talent. Whether they were belting out anthems like Tribute and Wonderboy or delivering side-splitting skits between songs, Black and Gass had the audience eating out of the palms of their hands.

    But it wasn’t just the comedy that stole the show; it was the sheer musical prowess on display. Gass’s guitar wizardry was on full display, shredding through solos with effortless precision, while Black’s powerhouse vocals soared to new heights, commanding the stage with every ounce of his being. Black was obviously loving being in Birmingham stating “Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest and Black Sabbath from here right? Well we have the capitol of the world right here!!” To massive cheers.

    The obligatory Max-a- Boom solo from Kyle was as incredible as ever during a cover of Gerry Rafferty’s Baker Street. Other highlights included  The Metal when they were joined by a giant Metal Devil robot, leaving the stage Black had a couple of sideswipes at Drake and Kendrick Lemars recent spat.  Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown) is an epic song performed live plus  an awesome cover of Led Zeppelin’s Good Times Bad Times

    But perhaps the most memorable moment of the evening came during the encore, when Black and Gass returned to the stage for an intimate acoustic performance of “Fuck Her Gently.” As the audience swayed and sang along, it was a poignant reminder of the band’s ability to both entertain and touch the hearts of their fans.

    In the end, Tenacious D delivered everything their fans could have hoped for and more. With their infectious energy, unparalleled musicianship, and irreverent humour, they proved once again why they are true rock gods. If you ever have the chance to catch them live, do yourself a favour and don’t miss out. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget.

    TENACIOUS D

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