Tenacious D will be stepping in for the Beastie Boys at this year's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, organizers announced Thursday.
The comic duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass will headline the festival's final day, Aug. 30, with a set that Jack promised reporters during a conference call Thursday "may shake the foundations of the...San Andreas (Fault) and California may be shaken loose from the rest of the country. The question is, when that crack in the earth happens and it comes between your legs, where ya goin'? Are you goin' with America or are you going with Cali island. You have to make a split decision or you're going down in the lava."
Outside Lands is one of several dates the Beastie Boys had to cancel in the wake of the announcement of group member Adam "MCA" Yauch's battle with cancer. Jay-Z stepped in for the group at last weekend's All Points West festival in New York, and both he and Coldplay offered musical tributes to the Beasties.