Tenacious D's Kyle Gass Taking His Trainwreck On The Road
Trainwreck, fronted by Tenacious D's Kyle Gass and "Lee of the D" announced today that they will go off the rails this month in support of their latest CD, The Wreckoning.
Trainwreck has been described by Gass as a "cornucopia of rock and a 5-headed hydra of pleasure". Beginning on February 27, Trainwreck's classic/prog/Southern boogie wreck and roll extravaganza will head out on tour beginning at Dipiazza's in Long Beach. Mere days later, the band will cut a swath a mile wide from smoggy Southern California to Sin City and onto the southern United States. After that – they'll head to the Midwest and back again to the Rocky Mountains.
"The Wreckoning is nothing short of a Trainwreck, in the best possible way," said John Barthomew Shredman of Trainwreck. "After seven years of playing music together, touring all over the world, and recording a number of live albums and EP's we finally decided it was time to release our full-length debut. We cannot wait to see all of you on the road in the coming month. So keep your ear-fannies wide and your butt-flaps wider because we're about to ram this train into places you didn't know it could go. Prepareth yourselves!"
The Wreckoning is Trainwreck's latest 15-song release that features instant classics such as "Milk The Cobra", "Bothered & Hot" and "El Mustachio". All tracks highlight the bands par-tay credo. Case in point, the video for "Brodeo", a tale of man-on-man 'bonding' could very well be the band's manthem. Lyrics touch on the finer points of beer pong, chips and dip and lots of energetic men taking their shirts off at a pool party sans chicks. It's a visual Broverload to be sure.
Trainwreck's absurdist comedy stage banter and lyrics are derived from characters they've developed within the band; essentially living caricatures of themselves. Never ones to shy away from big guitars (or occasional flute fugues and fantasy), Trainwreck have earned themselves fans all over the globe headlining venues in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. They have supported bands such as Reverend Horton Heat, Vida Blue (Page from Phish), Blues Traveler and have performed on The Jimmy Kimmel Show and Current TV.
02/27 @ Dipiazza's, Long Beach, CA
03/01 @ Beauty Bar, Las Vegas, NV
03/02 @ Green Room, Flagstaff, AZ
03/04 @ Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
03/05 @ VZD, Oklahoma City, OK
03/06 @ The Village, Little Rock, AR
03/07 @ 3rd & Lindsley, Nashville, TN
03/09 @ Vinyl, Atlanta, GA
03/10 @ Workplay Theater, Birmingham, AL
03/12 @ Frankie's, Toledo, OH
03/13 @ Martyr's, Chicago, IL
03/14 @ The Basement, Columbus, IL
03/16 @ The Firebird, St. Louis, MO
03/17 @ The Riot Room, Kansas, MO
03/18 @ Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
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