Tenacious D, the self-proclaimed “Greatest Band in the World” has announced that their new album, Rize of the Fenix, will be released May 15.  It is the first batch of new music from Jack Black and Kyle Gass since the soundtrack to their 2006 movie ”The Pick of Destiny.”

The film, which chronicled the origins of the band was widely considered a flop despite cameos from Dave Grohl, Tim Robbins and Amy Poehler.

So what have Jables and Rage Kage been up to in the last 5 years? According to their new video for “To Be The Best,” since the movie tanked, Jables has spent his time getting immensely famous, buying mansions and doing tons of cocaine, while Rage Kage has been held in a mental institution. With the help of Val Kilmer, the duo are reunited after years apart, and in embarrassing fashion, discover that they forgot how to rock.  Under the tutelage of pal Dave Grohl and Josh Groban, they work to get back into metal shape.

As if that wasn’t good enough, Tenacious D has also released the title track, “Rize of the Fenix!”

They’ve also announced some tour dates in support of  the new album.

  • Wed 05/23/12 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
  • Thu 05/24/12 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
  • Sat 05/26/12 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
  • Sun 05/27/12 Vancouver, BC PNE Amphitheatre
  • Appearing at “Sasquatch! Music Festival”
  • Mon 05/28/12 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
  • Appearing at “Rock Im Park” / Metallica
  • Fri 06/01/12 Nuremberg, Germany Zeppelinfeld
  • Appearing at “Rock am Ring” / Metallica
  • Sat 06/02/12 Nurburg, Germany Nurburg Ring
  • Sun 06/03/12 Amsterdam, Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
  • Tue 06/05/12 London, United Kingdom O2 Academy Brixton
  • Wed 06/06/12 London, United Kingdom O2 Academy Brixton
  • Appearing at “Download Festival”
  • Sat 06/09/12 Derby, United Kingdom Donington Park
  • Sun 06/10/12 Manchester, United Kingdom O2 Apollo Manchester
  • Tue 06/12/12 Glasgow, United Kingdom S.E.C.C.
  • Sat 06/23/12 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
  • Mon 06/25/12 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
  • Tue 06/26/12 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
  • Thu 06/28/12 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
  • Sat 06/30/12 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier
  • Mon 07/02/12 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion
  • Tue 07/03/12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
  • Fri 07/06/12 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
  • Sat 07/07/12 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
  • Thu 07/19/12 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
  • Fri 07/20/12 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
  • Sat 07/21/12 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
  • Mon 07/23/12 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
  • Tue 07/24/12 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
  • Thu 07/26/12 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  • Sun 07/29/12 San Diego, CA SDSU Open Air Theatre

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