Fans of the comedy-rock duo Tenacious D are excited over reports that the group is planning their first tour in five years for the coming fall. The group, which features Jack Black as lead singer and Kyle Gass as lead guitar, will begin an 8-concert tour at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on November 3. The tour’s final show will be in Chicago at the Riviera Theatre on November 13. Tickets for the duo’s tour go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on May 18, but a special pre-sale began on May 16. In addition to their fall tour, Tenacious D will also be performing at Montebello Rockfest in Quebec June 14 through 16 and at Cal Jam 18 on October 6 with Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop, and several other rock bands.
The duo announced their fall tour through a YouTube video. In the humorous animated clip, Gass and Black joked that they needed to start the tour so that they could pay their rent. The clip also referenced fans’ frustration over the time it has taken to get their next album out. A follow-up to 2012’s Rize of the Fenix, Black recently confirmed that the group’s next album would be called Post-Apocalypto and would be a rock opera set in an apocalyptic wasteland.
Tenacious D first formed in 1994 in Los Angeles. In their nearly 25-year career, the group has released three albums and been nominated for several awards, winning a Grammy Award in 2015 for Best Metal Performance. In addition to roles in numerous animated shorts and television programs, Tenacious D starred in their own movie, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, in 2006.