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Tenacious D Set For First North American Tour In 5 Years



Comedy rock icon Tenacious D is going back on the road for the first time in five years for an epic North American tour.

Tenacious D Is Back

The music act conjured by actors Jack Black and Kyle Glass will kickoff their eight-date trek in November at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn. The duo will also head to Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Detroit, and Chicago.

The news comes after the Foo Fighters announced that Tenacious D would be performing at the CalJam 2018 music festival in California in October. The band will also make an appearance at the Montebello Rockfest in Quebec, Canada in June.

To celebrate their return, Tenacious D released an animated video that lists the musical act's itinerary for this coming fall. The video ends with the duo singing a rendition of "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys.

They also confirmed that the new album is on the way, but no exact release date has been set as of this writing.

The video only promises that the album will "probably" come out this year. This will be their first new music since 2012's Grammy-nominated album Rise of the Fenix.

A press release states that the still-untitled new album is expected to come out by the end of the year.

Tickets to Tenacious D's North American tour will be on sale starting Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. via the band's website. Pre-sale opens on Wednesday, May 16.

'The Pick of Destiny' Sequel

Black also confirmed that a sequel to the 2016 musical comedy The Pick of Destiny is in the works. The movie failed to receive critical and commercial acclaim, earning $8.2 million in the United States during its run.

However, it developed a cult-like following over the years because of its soundtrack and an iconic cameo from Foo Fighters frontman and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as the devil in the movie's final act.

According to reports, the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star announced the good news at the Shaky Knees Music Festival on Sunday, May 13.

"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 said.

As yet, the details are scarce, but fans will likely hear an update in the coming months.

In the meantime, watch the adventures of Tenacious D in their tour trailer below.


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