Jack Black and Kyle Gass have added several shows in May to go along with the duo’s appearance at Sasquatch! Music Festival.
The shows also coincide with the May 15 release of Tenacious D’s third album, Rize of the Fenix. The album is the group’s first studio effort since 2006’s The Pick of Destiny.
“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,” Tenacious D humbly said about the Rize of the Fenix. The band added that because the duo’s 2006 movie “Pick Of Destiny” wasn’t a smash hit at the box office, the making of the new album was a “journey similar to that of Gandolph in The Lord of the Rings.”
Produced by John Kimbrough, Rize of the Fenix features Dave Grohl (drums), John Spiker (bass, piano, organ) and John Konesky (electric guitar).
Tenacious D play SXSW March 15 at the Haven Austin. The May shows begin May 23 in Santa Barbara, Calif., at the Santa Barbara Bowl, followed by a May 24 gig in Oakland, Calif., at the Fox Theater.
The duo then heads north for a May 26 appearance in Bend, Ore., at the Les Schwab Amphitheatre and a May 27 show in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the PNE Amphitheatre.
Black and Gass take the stage at Sasquatch! May 28 in Quincy, Wash., at the Gorge Amphitheatre.
European appearances are booked in Nuremberg, Germany at Rock im Park (June 1); Nurburg, Germany at Rock am Ring (June 2); Amsterdam, Netherlands (June 3); London (June 5-6); Derby, U.K., at Download Festival (June 9); Manchester, U.K. (June 10) and Glasgow, U.K. (June 12).
According to an announcement on the band’s website, more U.S. dates will be announced including stops in Nashville, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City, Detroit, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
Tickets for the Bend and Vancouver shows go on sale this Friday, March 9. Santa Barbara goes on sale March 23 and Oakland’s onsale is March 11.
For more information visit TenaciousD.com.