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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