Tenacious D announce first US tour in five years, tease new studio album

As the trailer to the tour and new album suggests, the comedic duo will "probably" launch their new album this year but will "definitely" be touring in 2018

                            Tenacious D announce first US tour in five years, tease new studio album
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Tenacious D's not always one to bask in the spotlight of their tours and album releases. In fact, the little that we do get to see of the comedic duo comprising Jack Black and Kyle Glass is often spaced out between long gaps. Their self-titled debut album came out in 2001, and it was followed by 'The Pick Of Destiny' in 2006 and 'Rize of the Fenix' in 2012. 

That’s most likely due to how busy Jack Black is with his other endeavors, but now as CoS points out, it looks like the D is back in all its glory: This fall, the duo will take Tenacious D out on the road for their first full-length US tour in five years as they gear up to "rock your world and melt your minds!"

The outing comes in anticipation of their new studio album that’s “probably” coming in 2018, according to a press release. In the press release announcing the tour, it reads, “New Album 2018…..Probably. New Tour 2018…..DEFINITELY,” and it later says the band is “also hard at work at the follow up to 2012’s Rise of the Fenix; stay tuned for more…”

Jack Black also recently mentioned that a sequel to the band’s 2006 cult musical comedy, 'The Pick of Destiny', was in the works and that the sequel will be released in October.

“I don’t know where you’ll be able to see it, but we have decided that it’s happening and it’s coming out,” Black told the crowd, according to AJC Music Scene.

Kyle Gass and Black will be playing Quebec’s Montebello Rockfest in June, and then Cal Jam 18 in October. After that, they’ll play more traditional concert dates in November, with stops in Brooklyn; Boston; Washington, DC; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Columbus; Detroit; and Chicago. Ticket pre-sales start Wednesday, May 16, the on-sale day is Friday, May 18, and information about both can be found on the Tenacious D website.

Check out the tour’s itinerary below:

Tenacious D 2018 Tour Dates:
06/16 – Montebello, Quebec @ Montebello Rockfest
10/06 – San Bernardino, CA @ Cal Jam 18
11/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
11/05 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/07 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
11/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
11/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
11/10 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Indoor Pavilion
11/12 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
11/13 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre