Tenacious D have announced a U.S. tour to help get Americans registered for the 2020 election. Jack Black and Kyle Gass will embark on “The Purple Nurple Tour — Twisted Hard to the Left,” with the goal of hitting swing states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida.
In the American 2016 election, the biggest voting body was made up of non-voters, rather than supporters of Trump or Hillary. Almost 47% of Americans who were eligible to vote did not vote for a president at all in 2016. This year, Tenacious D will partner with 46 for 46 to get fans registered in hopes of the Democratic candidate beating President Trump on Nov. 3.
“[Trump is] the most divisive, corrupt and dangerous President in the modern history of this country, and we simply cannot stand for another four years of his administration! Now is the time to elect a REAL leader!” Black and Gass write.
“In 2016, six states were decided by 2 percentage points or less, and ten states were decided by 4 percentage points or less. Swing states played a pivotal role in the outcome of that election, and they will again in 2020. Knowing that, we looked at each other and agreed: just like the tale of Post-Apocalypto, it is time for Tenacious D to RIDE and help save the world from Trumpian destruction. With great rock comes great responsibility.”
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Tenacious D will perform in Manchester, Tenn. for Bonnaroo before beginning the tour on Sept. 25 in Iowa. The band will wrap up the tour Oct. 9 at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.
06/13 – Manchester, Tenn. @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
09/25 – Davenport, Iowa @ Adler Theatre
09/26 – Madison, Wis. @ The Sylvee
09/27 – Kalamazoo, Mich. @ Kalamazoo State Theatre
09/29 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Taft Theatre
10/01 – Wilmington, N.C. @ Wilson Center
10/02 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Moran Theater
10/04 – Columbia, Md. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/ Soulful Symphony)
10/05 – Richmond, Va. @ Dominion Energy Center
10/07 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Met Philadelphia
10/09 – New York, N.Y. @ Radio City Music Hall
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