Tenacious D return May 15 with “The Rize Of The Fenix.”
The magical duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass are gearing up to release their first new album in years, following 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,” says the D. “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 Black.
Kyle 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.”
The D hit the road for live shows starting May 23 in Santa Barbara, CA, with dates announced through the end of July.
Tickets for many dates go on sale beginning Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31; check the band's site for details here.
To help introduce the D’s return, the guys are featured in a new video entitled “To Be The Best.”
Look for several familiar faces in the clip!
Tenacious D – Rize Of The Fenix (preview)