Tenacious D Ready To Rock U.S., Down Under

Jack Black and Kyle Gass will be backed by guitarist John Konesky, bassist John Spiker and drummer Brookes Wackerman for the trek, which includes a Dec. 1 show at New York's hallowed Madison Square Ga

Tenacious D will kick off a North American tour Nov. 17 in Los Angeles, the same day its film "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny" hits U.S. theaters. Jack Black and Kyle Gass will be backed by guitarist John Konesky, bassist John Spiker and drummer Brookes Wackerman for the trek, which includes a Dec. 1 show at New York's hallowed Madison Square Garden.

In addition to a previously announced European run, Tenacious D will also visit Australia and New Zealand, beginning Jan. 9 in Christchurch.

Meanwhile, the duo is seeking fan contributions for a Tenacious D video that will be featured on YouTube and the Tenacious D Web site. The official clip for the track debuted last week at No. 14 on Billboard's Hot Videoclip Tracks chart.

Here are Tenacious D's tour dates:

Nov. 17-18: Los Angeles (Gibson Amphitheatre)
Nov. 20: San Francisco (Bill Graham Civic Auditorium)
Nov. 22: Denver (Fillmore)
Nov. 25: Detroit (Masonic Temple)
Nov. 27: Toronto (Ricoh Coliseum)
Nov. 29: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
Dec. 1: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Dec. 3: Fairfax, Va. (Patriot Center)
Dec. 5: Atlanta (Gwinett Center)
Dec. 10: Dublin (RDS)
Dec. 11: Glasgow (SECC)
Dec. 12: Manchester, England (Evening News Arena)
Dec. 15: Birmingham, England (NEC)
Dec. 17: Brighton, England (Brighton Centre)
Dec. 18: London (Hammersmith Apollo)
Jan. 9: Christchurch, N.Z. (Town Hall)
Jan. 11: Auckland (Logan Campbell Centre)
Jan. 13: Brisbane, Australia (Entertainment Centre)
Jan. 16: Sydney (Hordern Pavilion)
Jan. 19: Melbourne (Festival Hall)