Tenacious D Plans Headlining U.S. Tour
Comedy/rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- will hit the road for a month-long headlining tour beginning March 25 in Pompano Beach, Fla. The first few dates will be intertwined with theComedy/rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- will hit the road for a month-long headlining tour beginning March 25 in Pompano Beach, Fla. The first few dates will be intertwined with the group's commitment to open four-dates on Kid Rock's ongoing North American tour.
The theater and club tour will keep Black and Gass on the road through an April 27 show at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Also notable is a planned April 4 stop in Austin, Texas, where "the D" will share a bill with jam band String Cheese Incident.
In other news, Tenacious D is starring in a pair of promotional ads for the new MTV reality show "The Osbournes," which will closely follow the exploits of hard rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his family. The songs "The Osbournes Family Show" and "You Think You Know What Ozzy's Thinking" are featured in the spots, which began airing last week on the cable music channel.
Look for Gass and Black to co-host MTV's upcoming countdown show "The 25 Loudest Videos" with comedians Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla, both of Comedy Central's "The Man Show." The pair will also perform the single "Tribute" on an April episode of Fox' "Mad TV."
"Tribute" -- a salute to "the greatest song in the world," which Gass and Black claim to have penned, performed, then promptly forgotten -- comes from Tenacious D's self-titled Epic debut album. Upon its release last October, the set debuted at No. 33 on The Billboard 200, and has sold 308,000 copies in the U.S. to date, according to SoundScan.
Even with touring opportunities, and a strong-selling debut album, the members of "the D" are not satisfied. "No way, dude," Black told Billboard in January. "I thought they were gonna be much weller. I thought it was gonna be gooder and weller." Gass added, "We had a song called 'Hot and Cheesier' that we were gonna put on [the album]. It was a sure-fire hit, but we didn't put it on because it was too hot and cheesy."
Here are Tenacious D tour dates:
March 22: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse; w/Kid Rock)
March 23: Louisville, Ky. (Freedom Hall; w/Kid Rock)
March 25: Pompano Beach, Fla. (Pompano Beach Amphitheatre)
March 28: Kansas City, Mo. (Kemper Arena; w/Kid Rock)
March 29: St. Louis, Mo. (Savis Arena; w/Kid Rock)
April 1: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
April 3: Orlando, Fla. (House of Blues)
April 4: Austin, Texas (Waterloo Park; w/String Cheese Incident)
April 5: New Orleans (State Palace Theater)
April 7: Birmingham, Ala. (Sloss Furnace)
April 9: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Deltaplex)
April 10: Columbus, Ohio (Promo West)
April 12: Chicago (Aragon Ballroom)
April 13: Milwaukee (Eagles Ballroom)
April 15: Davenport,Iowa (River Center)
April 17: Houston (Verizon Wireless Theater)
April 19: Oklahoma City (Bricktown Events Center)
April 20: Dallas (Bronco Bowl)
April 22: Denver (Fillmore West)
April 23: Salt Lake City (Salt Air Pavillion)
April 25: Seattle (Paramount Theater)
April 27: Las Vegas (the Joint)