Stabbing Cuts Short Tenacious D Concert
One person was stabbed during a fight that broke out during a Tenacious D concert in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The altercation, which occurred about halfway through the show that was scheduled to last 90 minutes, halted the show. After the show stopped, the concertgoers, which number nearly 1,500, were told not to leave the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay until the area was secured, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
On Sunday night, Las Vegas police confirmed that at least one suspect has been arrested in connection with the stabbing, and police spokesman Jose Hernandez said there were some conflicting reports, but that a second suspect may have been arrested, as well. Hernandez did not reveal the identity of the suspects, and did not specify what charge or charges they could face.
“There was some sort of altercation that led up to the stabbing,” Hernandez told the paper, saying that there was a fight before the stabbing occurred. The paper also reports that a large pool of blood was left in the bar area near the stage.
The House of Blues at Mandalay bay has a capacity of 1,500, and venue was nearly full for the concert for rock-comedy duo made up of musician/actor Jack Black and Kyle Gass.
Tenacious D is currently touring behind their third studio album, Rize of the Fenix, which was released in May. The U.S. leg of the tour is scheduled to end July 31 in Los Angeles, and the duo is scheduled to perform a handful of European dates in October.
Before Rize of the Fenix was released, the band issued a statement calling the work a masterpiece.
“We recorded down and dirty in a friend’s garage with a shoestring budget of $600, much like Nirvana’s first album Bleach – or the Beatles first album Help. Rough and yet a masterpiece,” said the statement.