Tenacious D Announce 2012 Summer Tour

Tenacious D Announce 2012 Summer Tour

Following an initial string of dates in May, including an appearance at the Sasquatch Music Festival in George, Washington, Tenacious D will be hitting the road in support of their new album “Rize of the Fenix”.

“Rize of the Fenix”, the widely-anticipated third album, is available for preorder on iTunes now. Their first studio album in six years, “Rize of the Fenix” is the follow-up to the 2006 gold “The Pick of Destiny” and the 2001 platinum debut album “Tenacious D”. The iTunes preorder includes the exclusive track The 5 Needs – a classic, never-before recorded Tenacious D song. Also available is first single Rize of the Fenix.

“Rize of the Fenix” will be available everywhere on May 15. Produced by the brilliant John Kimbrough, “Rize Of The Fenix” was recorded in the garage behind his LA home and features Jack Black and Kyle Gass (the core duo) performing with Dave Grohl (drums), John Spiker (bass, piano, organ), and John Konesky (electric guitar).

The Jeremy Konner directed To Be The Best music video expertly sums up the duos six year absence and features cameos from Dave Grohl, Yoshiki, Josh Groban, Jimmy Kimmel, Maria Menounos, Tim Robbins and Val Kilmer. To Be The Best, the first visual from “Rize of the Fenix”, premiered exclusively on The Onion.

Scheduled tour dates include:

  • May 23 Santa Barbara, CA at Santa Barbara Bowl
  • May 24 Oakland, CA at Fox Theater
  • May 26 Bend, OR at Les Schwab Amphitheater
  • May 27 Vancouver, BC at PNE Amphitheater
  • May 28 George, WA at Sasquatch Festival
  • June 1 Nuremberg, Germany at Rock im Park
  • June 2 Nurburgring, Germany at Rock am Ring
  • June 3 Amsterdam, Netherlands at HMH
  • June 5 London, UK at O2 Academy Brixton
  • June 6 London, UK at O2 Academy Brixton
  • June 9 Donnington Park, UK at Download Festival
  • June 10 Manchester, UK at O2 Apollo
  • June 12 Glasgow, UK at SECC
  • June 23 Nashville, TN at Ryman Auditorium
  • June 25 Atlanta, GA at Tabernacle
  • June 26 Charlotte, NC at The Fillmore Charlotte
  • June 28 New York, NY at Hammerstein Ballroom
  • June 30 Philadelphia, PA at Penn’s Landing – Festival Pie
  • July 2 Boston, MA at Bank of America Pavilion
  • July 3 Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun Arena
  • July 6 Detroit, MI at The Fillmore Detroit
  • July 7 Chicago, IL at Aragon Ballroom
  • July 19 Austin, TX at Austin Music Hall
  • July 20 Dallas, TX at Palladium Ballroom
  • July 21 Tulsa, OK at Brady Theater
  • July 23 Saint Louis, MO at The Pageant
  • July 24 Kansas City, MO at Uptown Theater
  • July 26 Denver, Co at Fillmore Auditorium
  • July 29 San Diego, CA at SDSU Open Air Theatre

Check out the “Rize of the Fenix” tracklisting:

  1. Rize of the Fenix
  2. Low Hangin’ Fruit
  3. Classical Teacher
  4. Señorita
  5. Deth Starr
  6. Roadie
  7. Flutes and Trombones
  8. Ballad of Hollywood Jack and the Rage Kage
  9. Throwdown
  10. Rock Is Dead
  11. They Fucked Our Asses
  12. To Be The Best
  13. 39

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