Tenacious D Announce New Album, Six-Part Animated YouTube Rock Opera 'Post-Apocalypto'
The D are about to drop some big news about their new album.
For those about to rock, Tenacious D salute you two times. The long-running comedy rock duo comprised of Jack Black and Kyle Gass announced on Tuesday (Sept. 4) that they are breaking a long dry spell this month with a double banger project called Post-Apocalypto. First up is the Sept. 28 debut of the first episode of a six-part YouTube animated series, for which they recorded all the voices; every frame of the show was also hand-drawn by Black.
The series will roll out on Tenacious D's YouTube page, with new episodes dropped every Friday. Each chapter will feature new music from the duo, leading up to the Nov. 2 release of an album of the same name, the pair's first full-length since 2012's Rize of the Fenix; songs from each episode available on all download services after that week's show airs. The album was produced by the band's longtime bassist John Spiker and it will feature contributions from longtime pal and Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl on drums.
"True to the title, Post-Apocalypto finds Tenacious D thrust into a world of complete and utter destruction following the drop of an atomic bomb," reads a description of the series. "Surviving the attack in classic cinematic fashion (a good old imperishable 1950's refrigerator), the duo quickly learns that new forms of evil have spawned from the blast. One thing becomes apparent -- for humanity to prevail, Tenacious D must save the world. With unimaginable twists and turns, an insane visit to the White House, a time machine, a space adventure, and the help of some tried and true daddy issues, Post-Apocalypto is as hilarious as it is political, and as brilliant and multi-faceted as its incredible creators. The songs are damn good, too."
The album will be available digitally and on CD, as well as on transluscent green vinyl and in a limited-edition vinyl picture disc; click here for purchase information.
Check out a preview of the series below.
Check out the D's tour dates below.
The dates are:
Oct. 6 -- San Bernardino, CA @ Cal Jam 18
Nov. 3 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
Nov. 4 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
Nov. 5 -- Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Nov. 7 -- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Nov. 8 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Nov. 9 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Nov. 10 -- Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Indoor Pavilion
Nov. 12 -- Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Nov. 13 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Nov. 14 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Dec. 10 -- Calgary, Canada @ Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
Dec. 11 -- Edmonton, Canada @ Show Conference Centre
Dec. 13 -- Vancouver, Canada @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Dec. 14 -- Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Dec. 15 -- Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Dec. 17 -- Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Dec. 31 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint