Tenacious D Announces First Tour In 5 Years, “Probably” Upcoming New Album

first_imgThe trailer video also contains a brief clip of music, in which Black sings “…Apocalypto, this is our time to shine.” That little snippet is in line with the “hypothetical” info Black recently divulged about their upcoming album. In an interview with Kerrang!, Black referenced the plans for a new Tenacious D project, saying, “We’ve been working on it for years. It’s a post-apocalyptic musical comedy that’s an animated series that no one wanted in Hollywood but we’re making it anyway. And it’s very cheap, and it looks cheap, but that’s what makes it funnier.”He goes on to liken the animation style (drawn by Jack himself) to those of Beavis & Butthead, “So that’s the plan, we’re making this album called Post-Apocalypto, and it’s all a story, like a rock opera like Tommy or The Wall….just like those.” Watch the Tenacious D tour trailer video below:Tenacious D 2018 Tour Trailer Video[Video: Tenacious D]You can see a full list of Tenacious D’s upcoming tour dates below. For more information, head to the band’s website.Tenacious D Upcoming 2018 Tour DatesJune 14 -16 – Montebello Rockfest – Montebello, CanadaOctober 06 – Cal Jam – San Bernardino, CANovember 03 – Kings Theater – Brooklyn, NYNovember 05 -House of Blues – Boston, MANovember 07 – The Anthem – Washington, DCNovember 08 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PANovember 09 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PANovember 10 – Express Live – Columbus, OHNovember 12 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MINovember 13 – Riviera Theater – Chicago, ILView All Tour Dates Tenacious D is back in full force! After announcing an upcoming sequel to their cult favorite 2006 film, Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny, during their rare headlining set at Shaky Knees Music Festival, the comedic rock duo has announced their first full-length tour in five years. The tour will support an upcoming new album, reportedly a rock opera set in post-apocalyptic times.The announcement came along with an animated tour trailer video, which sees crudely drawn versions of band members Jack Black and Kyle Gass freaking out about being able to pay the rent–”Dude, we are FUCKED,” laments the cartoon Black, worrying that it would take “like five years” to write another album. “Or are we…?” counters Gass, before text pops up across the screen:last_img read more

A letter leads to Harvard

first_imgIn seventh grade, Michael Medaugh’s class was given an assignment: Write a letter to someone famous. Most of his classmates chose NFL players or Hollywood actors.Medaugh chose Harvard President Drew Faust, and she responded.“I never thought I would hear back,” said Medaugh, who through his childhood and teen years wanted to attend the College and even for years made “Harvardbound” his computer password. “It was very inspirational, receiving that personal letter and a brochure from Harvard.”Medaugh finally met Faust in person on Tuesday while moving in as a freshly minted member of the Class of 2021.“Michael has shown remarkable spirit and determination in pursuit of his dreams,” said Faust. “I am pleased to welcome him — and all of his classmates in the Class of 2021 — as members of the Harvard community this September. We eagerly anticipate the contributions they will make as they shape the future.”After his Harvard acceptance, Medaugh wrote Faust a postcard thanking her for responding to his long-ago letter. “Through the years of growing up, I have kept that letter, still at the foot of my bed,” he wrote. “It served as a subtle reminder of why I had to work ever harder, study ever more, and be the best I could.”The postcard Medaugh sent to President Faust after receiving his acceptance letter to the Class of 2021. Courtesy of Michael MedaughMedaugh grew up in the small Pennsylvania town of Reeders, and said he is the first person from his high school to attend Harvard. His family and teachers encouraged and nurtured that longtime dream.“When I was a little kid, there was a romanticized view of Harvard, from the media and the movies to my mom and my teachers, as the best college in the world,” he said. “It’s always been up there as my greatest goal and what I’ve most strived for. I am so thrilled to be here.”With interests spanning politics, neuroscience, and medicine, Medaugh looks forward to exploring the breadth of knowledge the College has to offer. Neurobiology is a particular passion, sparked by his participation in the Brain Bee Competition as a high school student. Medaugh competed in the bee at the national level, placing 11th.“It was basically all about introductory neuroscience,” he said. “They give you a few textbooks to read, and you have to look at MRI scans, patient diagnoses, things like that.”Helping Medaugh move into his dorm were members of his family. Stephanie Medaugh, his mother, is also excited about what his future holds.“He’s a hard worker,” she said with a big smile. “We are so proud of him.”last_img read more

Birmingham moves on PPG15

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BMV To Extend Hours For Voting ID Cards

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. – Local license branches will extend hours to issue ID cards and driver’s licenses that may be used for identification at a polling place.Branches will be open on Monday, Nov. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Election Day from 6: a.m. to 6 p.m.License branches will only process new, amended or replacement ID cards, and renewed, amended or replacement driver’s licenses, learner permits, and CDLs. Aside from disability placards, the branches will not perform any other BMV services.The Indiana BMV provides free, state-issued ID cards for voting purposes to any unlicensed Hoosier, as long as he or she can provide proper documentation and is old enough to vote. The following documents are required to obtain a new state ID card or driver’s license:Proof of Identity document, such as a birth certificate or passport.Proof of Social Security document, such as a Social Security card, pay stub or W-2.Proof of lawful status, such as a birth certificate or passport.Proof of residency, two documents such as a voter registration card, utility bill or bank statement.All license branches will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, November 5.last_img read more