Tenacious D announce new album and tour

Tenacious D performing live
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Tenacious D have announced a new album and North American tour in a new animated video posted today.

In the video, Jack Black and Kyle Gass realise they have to pay the rent and need to write another album, but it's going to take five years, so they're "fucked, so fucked." But then Kyle has an idea, and we hear a snippet of new music from the pair, accompanied by the text 'New album 2018... probably. New tour 2018... definitely.'

The new album will be the duo's fourth full-length and the follow-up to 2012's Rise Of The Fenix. Last week, Jack Black announced that the pair were also working on the sequel to 2006 movie The Pick Of Destiny.

Tenacious D 2018 tour dates

16 Jun: Montebello QC, Montebello Rockfest
06 Oct: San Bernadino CA, Cal Jam 18
03 Nov: Brooklyn NY, Kings Theatre
05 Nov: Boston MA, House Of Blues
07 Nov: Washington DC, The Anthem
08 Nov: Philadelphia PA, The Fillmore
09 Nov: Pittsburgh PA, Stage AE
10 Nov: Columbus OH, Express Live! Indoor Pavilion
12 Nov: Detroit MI, The Fillmore
13 Nov: Chicago IL, Riviera Theatre

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.