NewsMarch 5, 2012
Tenacious D Announce May 2012 Tour Dates With Appearances at SXSW and Sasquatch Festival
Tenacious D will hit the road this May in support of their new album Rize of the Fenix. The band will kick things off in Austin, TX for a special SXSW performance at Haven and is open to SXSW Music badge and wristband holders, for more information, go to www.sxsw.com. The run includes stops in Santa Barbara, Oakland and Vancouver, BC (see below for full dates and on sale details). On Memorial Day, Tenacious D will perform in Washington at the Sasquatch Festival. Tickets are available at www.sasquatchfestival.com.
The bands first studio album in over six years, Rize of the Fenix will be out May 15th via Columbia Records. Tenacious D describes the making of the album as “journey similar to that of Gandolph in The Lord of the Rings.” 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 album was engineered and mixed by John Spiker who has been touring with the band for years.
Tenacious D on tour:
*additional dates to be announced
3/15 Austin, TX – SXSW at Haven
5/23 Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara Bowl – on sale Saturday, March 10 at 11am
5/24 Oakland – Fox Theater – on sale Sunday, March 11 at 10am
5/26 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater – on sale Friday, March 9 at 10am
5/27 Vancouver, BC – PNE Amphitheater – on sale Friday, March 9 at 10am
5/28 George, Washington – Gorge Amphitheater Sasquatch Festival