Rize of the Fenix, Tenacious D’s widely-anticipated third album, and their first studio album in six years, is the follow-up to 2006’s RIAA-certified Gold album, The Pick of Destiny and 2001’s RIAA-certified Platinum debut album, Tenacious D. The iTunes pre-order for the album includes the exclusive track “The 5 Needs” – a classic, never-before-recorded Tenacious D song.
Rize of the Fenix will be available everywhere on May 15. Produced by the brilliant John Kimbrough, Rize Of The Fenix was recorded in the garage behind his L.A. home and features Jack Black and Kyle Gass (Tenacious D’s core duo) performing along 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 duo's 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 video from Rize of the Fenix, premiered on TheOnion.com: click here to view
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. Select tickets sales began Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31.