That’s right, Jack Black and Kyle Gass have reunited and to celebrate their triumphant return, have just released a brand-new video called “To Be the Best.”
The new video first premiered on The Onion and like its title says, follows the duo as they try to regain their former fame and glory.
“It’s been a wild ride for The D to get back to this point. How did it all go down? The D spells it out in their new video “To Be The Best,”’ hints the Tenacious D website.
The release of the video amps up excitement for their upcoming album. Their third studio album, Rize of the Fenix is the first in six years and follows Tenacious D, released in 2001 and The Pick of Destiny, released in 2006.
“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.” Rough and yet a masterpiece,” reads the website.
The new album will be in stores on May 15 but for fans who just can’t wait, iTunes, Amazon and the Tenacious D website are currently offering pre-orders.
The group also revealed more news this week. Tenacious D has also announced more tour dates this summer, for which tickets go on sale Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31. Here are the tour dates:
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
Check out the new video.