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Stabbing at Tenacious D concert continues to stymie police


Sam Morris

Kyle Gass and Jack Black perform as Tenacious D at the House of Blues Saturday, July 28, 2012.

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Thirty-six hours after a stabbing cut short a concert at the House of Blues, new details are emerging with Metro Police still searching for people involved in the incident.

Eyewitnesses said shortly into Tenacious D’s appearance Saturday at House of Blues, a fight broke out in the tightly packed crowd between the stage-left-side bar on the venue’s downstairs level and the short staircase to the floor.

The brawl occurred around 9:30 p.m. and resulted in two victims being transported to University Medical Center with stabbing injuries that were not life-threatening, Jose Hernandez, a Metro Police spokesman, said Monday morning. Initial reports indicated just one person was stabbed.

The incident caused Tenacious D – a rock-comedy troupe made up of comedian Jack Black, singer-songwriter Kyle Gass and their three-piece backing band – to end the scheduled 90-minute show after about 45 minutes.

Monday morning, Hernandez said some intoxicated individuals had gotten into a shoving match that turned into a “crazy melee.”

Two people who had been taken into custody in the incident were released after police determined they were not involved, Hernandez said. He added police did not know who and how many people were involved in the stabbings.

Anyone with information about the incident can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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  1. i was also there; didnt see the fight but did walk right past the scene and metro as they burst in. I had heard that the stabbing was from glass from a drink or bottle. Perhaps that's why security didnt catch the knife.

  2. Didnt buy tix, got walked in VIP style; and no I was not searched.

  3. House of BLues ALWAYS had this "general admission/standing only" policy. I remember the House of Blues in Chicago would have some fantastic performers all the time but we never wanted to go because of this policy. They had the "VIP" areas, but a lot of times, these areas were not available. Missed some great acts (I suppose if we were 20 years younger, it wouldn't have been a big deal to stand!! LOLOLOL)