Tenacious D announces 'Rize of the Fenix' summer tour, album; release new video



It's a big day for Tenacious D, the band made up of comedian/actor Jack Black and Kyle Gass. The duo announced on their website that a new album, called "Rize of the Fenix," is due out May 15 and to go along with said new album, they are embarking on a tour.

"Rize" is the duo's third studio album, following the 2006 release "Pick of Destiny" and 2001 release "Tenacious D." In addition to Black and Gass, "Rize" will also feature John Spiker and John Konesky, who have played with Tenacious D in the past, and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Nirvana.

Check out the concert dates below, tickets go on sale Friday. And definitely check out the new music video above, "To Be the Best" - is that Val Kilmer around the 2-minute mark?

Will you be buying a ticket?

May 23 Santa Barbara, CA at the Santa Barbara Bowl
May 24 Oakland, CA at the Fox Theat theer
May 26 Bend, OR at the Les Schwab Amphitheater
May 27 Vancouver, BC at the PNE Amphitheater
May 28 George, WA at the Sasquat thech Festival
June 1 Nuremberg, Germany at the Rock im Park
June 2 Nurburgring, Germany at the Rock am Ring
June 3 Amsterdam, Netherlands at the HMH
June 5 London, UK at the O2 Academy Brixton
June 6 London, UK at the O2 Academy Brixton
June 9 Donnington Park, UK at the Download Festival
June 10 Manchester, UK at the O2 Apollo
June 12 Glasgow, UK at the SECC
June 23 Nashville, TN at the Ryman Auditorium
June 25 Atlanta, GA at the Tabernacle
June 26 Charlotte, NC at the The Fillmore Charlotte
June 28 New York, NY at the Hammerstein Ballroom
June 30 Philadelphia, PA at the Penn's Landing - Festival Pie
July 2 Boston, MA at the Bank of America Pavilion
July 3 Uncasville, CT at the Mohegan Sun Arena
July 6 Detroit, MI at the The Fillmore Detroit
July 7 Chicago, IL at the Aragon Ballroom
July 19 Austin, TX at the Austin Music Hall
July 20 Dallas, TX at the Palladium Ballroom
July 21 Tulsa, OK at the Brady Theater
July 23 Saint Louis, MO at the The Pageant
July 24 Kansas City, MO at the Uptown Theater
July 26 Denver, Co at the Fillmore Auditorium
July 29 San Diego, CA at the SDSU Open Air Theatre
Photo/Video credit: Tenacious D
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