Tenacious D announces 2012 summer tour

Rockers are back after a six year hiatus

WRITTEN BY: Danielle Adams
Tenacious D going on tour this summer.
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Tenacious D going on tour this summer.

Tenacious D is hitting the road this summer to promote their upcoming album Rize of the Fenix.

Hard rocking comedians Jack Black and Kyle Glass, who form the “mock rock” band Tenacious D, have released a video covering what they have been up to in their six-year hiatus, To Be the Best. The video shows Black and Glass embarking reuniting and embarking on an intense training regimen, shredding on guitars and flying on bald eagles, featuring cameos from Maria Menounos, Val Kilmer, Dave Grohl and Jimmy Kimmel.

What has this intensive training over the past six years produced? “The greatest album recorded by anyone, ever,” says Menounos in the video.

The album was recorded in producer John Kimbrough's garage and features Dave Grohl on drums, John Konesky on electric guitar and John Spiker on bass, piano and organ supporting Black and Glass.

Rize of the Fenix is Tenacious D’s third album and is available for preorder on iTunes and amazon.com and will be available everywhere March 15. You can listen to the first single and title track, Rize of the Fenix, via soundcloud.

Tenacious D tour dates:

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

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