Tenacious D Stabbing: Fan Hospitalized, Suspect Arrested
A stabbing at a Tenacious D gig in Las Vegas led to the concert being closed down by police over the weekend, according to 8 News Now, with authorities confirming a suspect is now in custody.
Police say a fan at the gig was stabbed in the leg after a fight broke out in the audience at Mandalay Bay’s House Of Blues on Saturday, June 28. The victim of the stabbing has now been taken to a local hospital, and is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries.
The police are reportedly looking for no further suspects, and will now commence with an investigation into the violent altercation.
The comedy musical duo, consisting of actor/comedian Jack Black and comedian Kyle Gass, cut off the rest of their set as police swept in and closed the venue.
Tenacious D are currently touring venues in support of their third studio album, Rize Of The Fenix. The album is the follow-up to 2006′s The Pick of Destiny and the band’s 2001 self-titled debut.
A second act on the night, hair metal/glam rock group Steel Panther, were due to play on the same stage after Tenacious D. Their show was also cancelled.
Writing on Twitter, Steel Panther lead drummer Stix Zadinia confirmed the unpleasant incident, simply stating:
We could not do our show lastnite. There was a stabbing at the Tenacious D show. The police shut down HOB 4 the nite. Fukin bummer.
— Stix Zadinia (@Stixzadinia) July 29, 2012