Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jack Black; `90s rock among this week's concert announcements

After a long absence monsters of joke-folk-metal, Tenacious D, will hit the road this summer following the release of its third album, "Rize of the Fenix." The tour brings the duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass to The Fillmore Tuesday, June 26. A video comically covering the band's absence is available here. The Sights will open the show.

The Used, whose new album was released Tuesday, are also scheduled to play the NC Music Factory venue May 23 with Stars in Stereo.

The Fillmore's neighboring Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre recently announced the Last Summer on Earth Tour featuring Barenaked Ladies, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Blues Traveler and Cracker July 13. The `90s are apparently hot again because another group of WEND 106.5 The End `90s staples - Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit and Marcy Playground - bring the Summerland Tour to the Uptown Amphitheatre just two days later on July 15.

Another act that rose to fame in the `90s - 311 - brings its annual summer tour to Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre July 25. Slightly Stoopid and the Aggrolites (who headline Tremont May 13) will support.

On the country front, Toby Keith is back at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Saturday, August 25 with his Live in Overdrive Tour. Brantley Gilbert opens the show.

Tickets for all shows except the Summerland Tour, go on sale Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m. at www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at the venue box offices. Summerland Tour tickets go on sale April 14 at those same outlets.

10 comments:

  1. The tickets should be free to make up for "Shallow Hal."

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    1. Thank you for that:-)

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  2. Somewhere, five people are very excited.

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  3. Jack Black. Undoubtedly among the top ten of the least talented people on the planet.

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  4. One of those 5 is right here.

    Long live The D!

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    1. Respect The D!!!!

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  5. I know Jack Black from KFP, but what's a "Tenacious D"?

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