Tenacious D Announces Swing State Fall Tour 2020


Tenacious D announced details of their upcoming The Purple Nurple Tour – Twisting Hard To The Left! run of shows. The fall tour will focus on swing states in the upcoming 2020 presidential election, with additional shows planned at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.

Tenacious D teamed with 46 For 46 for the series of shows, with the goal of promoting “voter registration and overall civic action through music.” Bon Iver recently confirmed a batch of 46 For 46 concerts in Wisconsin in October. Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass) shared the following message regarding the upcoming tour:

Donald Trump has proven to be 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!

In 2016, six states were decided by two percentage points or less, and 10 states were decided by four 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.


Tenacious D’s swing state tour begins September 25 in Davenport, Iowa. The duo then plays Madison, Wisconsin on September 26; Kalamazoo, Michigan on September 27 and Cincinnati on September 29. The tour continues October 1 in Wilmington, North Carolina, followed by stops in Jacksonville, Florida on October 2 and the previously mentioned Merriweather Post show on October 4. The run ends with stops in Richmond, Virginia on October 5, Philadelphia on October 7 and Radio City Music Hall in NYC on October 9.

Ticket information can be found via at the band’s website.