Many thought Tenacious D faded away like dust in the wind after their commercially mediocre movie “The Pick of Destiny” received mixed reviews from critics despite the band’s fans loving every minute of it. After five or so years out of the spotlight, the dynamic duo has returned.

To promote their third studio album, “Rise of the Fenix” (available May 15th), they’ve released this ‘mini-movie’ featuring Val Kilmer, Dave Grohl, Maria Menounos, Josh Groban, and their new single, “To Be The Best.”

The album art alone is reason enough to pick it up.

They’ve also announced dates for their upcoming summer tour. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 30.

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

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Pre-order ‘Rize of the Fenix’ on iTunesAmazon, or the Tenacious D Official Store.

Listen to the full version of “Rize of the Fenix” here.

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