Tenacious D O2 review: Jack Black and Kyle Gass truly are Wonder Boys | Music | Entertainment
Four years on from their Post-Apocalypto tour and Tenacious D triumphantly return to London for their only UK show this time.
Jack Black and Kyle Gass may not have a fifth album ready yet but they’ve certainly got one brewing after releasing their first new song of 2018, Video Games, which featured in tonight’s set.
Spicy Meatball’s Indiana Jones themed show Tenacious D opened with a supporting act that perfectly matched his average-joe-comedy-with-incredible-hard-rock-talent vibe.
Dressed in shiny sweaters and sports bar gloves, Steel Beans wowed the audience playing electric guitar while simultaneously drumming and singing.
It wasn’t until 9pm when Tenacious D finally graced us with their impressive presence, at what Black admitted was their biggest concert ever at the 20,000 capacity O2 venue.
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Opening with their first track Kickapoo’s Pick of Destiny, the dynamic duo and their band rocked through Rize of the Fenix and Wonderboy signature songs before arriving on Tribute itself.
During their favorite track, the shiny demon mentioned in the lyrics shines behind them. But it wasn’t long before the beast was defeated not once, but twice, after the epic encounter with Satan in the song Beelzeboss, when the Devil gracefully retreated back to where he came from.
Throughout Black and Gass broke up songs with their usual bits of comedy, which happily made the concert feel like a fully entertaining musical sketch.
Highlights included Black – who has a serious set of pipes – required to relax very early in the set by literally lying on the floor while the rest of the band played Thin Lizzy’s Jailbreak, adding “Tonight there’s going to be Jables break” instead of the title lyric”.
The Metal stomping on stage was also very entertaining as were the fiery pyrotechnics throughout and the band’s amazing electric guitarist John Konesky.
But while they put on a really fun show, the cast felt a little on the short side for a main act.
However, fans were left satisfied with the encore which included the tour’s new song Spicy Meatball, sung by Black to the tune of Indiana Jones. Ah, so that’s why the theme was adventurer Harrison Ford!
With a couple of singles out and a cover of Chris Isaak’s Wicked Games alongside them, hopefully a fifth album isn’t far off.
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