HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM HOSTS TENACIOUS D IN JUNE AS PART OF SUMMER TOUR

TENACIOUS D ANNOUNCE 2012 SUMMER TOUR INCLUDING 6/28 IN NYC AT HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM RIZE OF THE FENIX AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON ITUNES

“TO BE THE BEST” VIDEO PREMIERE ON THEONION.COM


Following an initial string of dates in May, including an appearance at the Sasquatch Festival in George, WA, Tenacious D will be hitting the road in support of their new album Rize of the Fenix.

Locally, Tenacious D hits the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 28th. Last time Tenacious D played in New York City, they sold out Madison Square Garden, so make sure you get your tickets well in advance. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am HERE.

Rize of the Fenix, Tenacious D’s widely-anticipated third album, is available for preorder on iTunes now. Their first studio album in six years, Rize of the Fenix is the follow-up to 2006’s gold The Pick of Destiny and 2001’s platinum debut album Tenacious D. The iTunes preorder includes the exclusive track “The 5 Needs” – a classic, never-before recorded Tenacious D song. Also available is first single “Rize of the Fenix”, listen to the track via soundcloud at www.tenaciousd.com.



Rize of the Fenix will be available everywhere May 15. Produced by the brilliant John Kimbrough, Rize Of The Fenix was recorded in the garage behind his LA home and features Jack Black and Kyle Gass (Tenacious D’s core duo) performing with Dave Grohl (drums), John Spiker (bass, piano, organ), and John Konesky (electric guitar).

The Jeremy Konner directed “To Be The Best” music video expertly sums up the duos six year absence and features cameos from Dave Grohl, Yoshiki, Josh Groban, Jimmy Kimmel, Maria Menounos, Tim Robbins and Val Kilmer. “To Be The Best”, the first visual from Rize of the Fenix, premiered exlusively on TheOnion.com; click below to view.

Tenacious D – To Be The Best video

Tenacious D on tour

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

Rize of the Fenix tracklisting

Rize of the Fenix
Low Hangin’ Fruit
Classical Teacher
Señorita
Deth Starr
Roadie
Flutes and Trombones
Ballad of Hollywood Jack and the Rage Kage
Throwdown
Rock Is Dead
They Fucked Our Asses
To Be The Best
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