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“To Be The Best” Video Premiere and Rize of the Fenix Pre-Order!

“It’s been a wild ride for The D to get back to this point. How did it all go down? The D spells it out in their new video “To Be The Best” premiering today on The Onion. Watch the video here to see what it takes to be the best.

You can also pre-order Rize of the Fenix now before it hits stores on May 15. Pre-order now on iTunes, Amazon, or the Tenacious D Official Store. The iTunes version includes a new recording of the old classic “The 5 Needs”! Listen to the full version of “Rize of the Fenix” here.

Tenacious D has also announced more tour dates this summer. Tickets go on sale for the following shows beginning Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31.

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

Tenacious D Tour Dates On Sale This Weekend!

Starting Friday morning and through the weekend, Tenacious D tickets go on sale for the following shows in the US & Europe.

23 May – Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara Bowl – on sale Saturday at 11am -http://bit.ly/AEx3Dv
24 May – Oakland – Fox Theater – on sale Sunday at 10am – http://bit.ly/xCHQjb
26 May – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater – on sale Friday at 10am -http://ticketf.ly/TENAC-D
27 May – Vancouver, BC – PNE Amphitheater – on sale Friday at 10am –http://bit.ly/TenDPNE

3 June – Amsterdam – HMH – on sale Friday at 9am – http://bit.ly/yOgyPR
5 June – London – O2 Academy Brixton – on sale Friday at 9 am – http://bit.ly/yCbtz7
6 June – London – O2 Academy Brixton – on sale Friday at 9 am – http://bit.ly/yCbtz7
10 June – Manchester – O2 Apollo – on sale Friday at 9 am – http://bit.ly/yCbtz7
12 June – Glasgow – SECC – on sale Friday at 9am – Standing Tickets http://bit.ly/y70f2x, Seated Tickets http://bit.ly/yD9W5Z

All times are local

These dates are currently on sale:
1 June – Nuremberg – Rock im Park – http://bit.ly/wGw1RR
2 June – Nurburgring – Rock am Ring – http://bit.ly/zho3nt
9 June – Donnington Park – Download Festival – http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets/

More dates to be announced!

The New Album Rize Of The Fenix available everywhere May 15

Keep checking back with us for more news!

Tenacious D Announce May 2012 Tour Dates With Appearances at SXSW and Sasquatch Festival

Tenacious D will hit the road this May in support of their new album Rize of the Fenix. The band will kick things off in Austin, TX for a special SXSW performance at Haven and is open to SXSW Music badge and wristband holders, for more information, go to www.sxsw.com. The run includes stops in Santa Barbara, Oakland and Vancouver, BC (see below for full dates and on sale details). On Memorial Day, Tenacious D will perform in Washington at the Sasquatch Festival. Tickets are available at www.sasquatchfestival.com.

The bands first studio album in over six years, Rize of the Fenix will be out May 15th via Columbia Records. Tenacious D describes the making of the album as “journey similar to that of Gandolph in The Lord of the Rings.” 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 (Tenacious D’s core duo), performing with Dave Grohl (drums), John Spiker (bass, piano, organ)and John Konesky (electric guitar). The album was engineered and mixed by John Spiker who has been touring with the band for years.

Tenacious D on tour:
*additional dates to be announced

3/15 Austin, TX – SXSW at Haven
5/23 Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara Bowl – on sale Saturday, March 10 at 11am
5/24 Oakland – Fox Theater – on sale Sunday, March 11 at 10am
5/26 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater – on sale Friday, March 9 at 10am
5/27 Vancouver, BC – PNE Amphitheater – on sale Friday, March 9 at 10am
5/28 George, Washington – Gorge Amphitheater Sasquatch Festival

Rize of the Fenix album pre-order available now:
Standard: http://amzn.to/A2CD1c
Clean: http://amzn.to/w6t5N9
LP: http://amzn.to/xpcoRc

TENACIOUS D’S RIZE OF THE FENIX SET FOR RELEASE MAY 15TH

On May 15, 2012 Tenacious D will unleash Rize of the Fenix, the band’s first studio album in over six years.

“We recorded down and dirty in a friend’s garage with a shoestring budget of 600 dollars, much like Nirvana’s first album “Bleach”-or the Beatles first album “Help”. Rough and yet a masterpiece.”

From their concentrated effort emerged thirteen profoundly evocative tracks, the making of which the band describes as a “journey similar to that of Gandolph in The Lord of the Rings.” When the ill received Pick of Destiny movie failed to strike box office gold, it virtually stripped away the duos rock god stature overnight. “There we no more bouncers waving us through the velvet ropes, we were persona non gratta” said singer Jack Black. Kyle Gass added, “There we were- just like Gandolph the grey, down in the muck- but we never gave up, We defeated our own personal demons and began chipping away, slowly climbing back to the land of the living- when we emerged we were no longer the old Tenacious D, we were Gandolph the white, with new powers and wisdom and bravery and skills.”

Tenacious D will hit the road this Spring which includes a Memorial Day performance in Washington at the Sasquatch Festival. See list of cities below:

Santa Barbara, CA
Oakland, CA
Bend, OR
Vancouver, CAN
Amsterdam, NL
London, ENG
Manchester, ENG
Glasgow, SCT
Nashville, TN
Atlanta, GA
Charlotte, NC
Philadelphia, PA
NY, NY
Washington, DC
Boston, MA
Toronto, CAN
Detroit, MI
Chicago, IL
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Tulsa, OK
St. Louis, MO
Kansas City, MO
Denver, CO
Las Vegas, NV
San Diego, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Rock Im Park Festival (Nuremberg, Germany)
Rock Am Ring Festival (Nurburgring, Germany)
Download Festival (Castle Donington, England)

Tracklist:
Rize of the Fenix
Low Hangin’ Fruit
Classical Teacher
Señorita
Deth Starr
Roadie
Flutes and Trombones
Ballad of Hollywood Jack and the Rage Kage
Throwdown
Rock Is Dead
They Fucked Our Asses
To Be The Best
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Pre-order available now:
Standard: http://amzn.to/A2CD1c
Clean: http://amzn.to/w6t5N9
LP: http://amzn.to/xpcoRc

Rock am Ring, Nuerburgring

Rock am Ring, Nuerburgring www.rock-am-ring.com
Rock im Park, Nuremberg www.rock-im-park.com
June 01-03, 2012 Festival tickets available here: www.eventim.de