Tenacious D are coming to Australia with the Spicy Meatball Tour in July 2024

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Tenacious D are coming to Australia with the Spicy Meatball Tour in July 2024

Words by Staff Writer

The comedy rock duo Tenacious D have just announced their first Australian tour in 10 years

The rock gods have spoken, and Tenacious D is gracing the lands down under with their presence once again. After a string of sold-out shows across Europe, the UK, and the USA, Jack Black and Kyle Gass are set to embark on their Spicy Meatball Tour, hitting Australia and New Zealand in July 2024.

In a statement that’s sure to make music aficionados sit up and take notice, an anonymous rock historian declared, ‘It’s no joke. Tenacious D is the best band in the world and in the Spicy Meatball Tour they are at the peak of their powers. Better than the Beatles… better than the Stones…even better than Taylor Swift. And they have PYRO!!! Do not miss the spicy meatball…it’s D-licious!!!’

Tenacious D Spicy Meatball Tour

  • Sunday 14 July: ICC Sydney Theatre | Sydney, NSW
  • Tuesday 16 July: Newcastle Entertainment Centre | Newcastle, NSW
  • Thursday 18 July: Brisbane Entertainment Centre | Brisbane, QLD
  • Saturday 20 July: Rod Laver Arena | Melbourne, VIC
  • Monday 22 July: Adelaide Entertainment Centre | Adelaide, SA
  • Wednesday 24 July: TSB Arena | Wellington, NZ
  • Friday 26 July: Spark Arena | Auckland, NZ

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With seven massive arena shows lined up, this tour marks Tenacious D’s triumphant return to Aussie and Kiwi stages since their last visit back in 2013.

Before Tenacious D became synonymous with epic rock anthems, Jack Black and Kyle Gass were just a couple of theatre students with big dreams in late ‘90s Los Angeles. Fast forward to today, and their journey reads like a rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale – complete with a hit HBO variety series, a Platinum-certified self-titled album, and even a feature film, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny.

But their accolades don’t stop there. With a GRAMMY® nomination for ‘Best Comedy Album’ and a win for ‘Best Metal Performance’ under their belt, Tenacious D has firmly cemented their status as musical legends. And let’s not forget their foray into animation with Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto, a labour of love where every frame was hand-drawn by Jack Black himself.

Last year saw the launch of The Spicy Meatball Tour, with Tenacious D setting stages ablaze across 24 cities and selling out London’s iconic O2 arena within a week of the tour’s announcement. Their latest hit single, ‘Video Games’, marked their triumphant return to the airwaves after a five-year hiatus, while their tribute to Chris Issak’s ‘Wicked Game’ became an instant viral sensation.

As if that wasn’t enough, Jack Black dropped another bombshell with his surprise ballad ‘Peaches’ from the Super Mario Bros. movie soundtrack, proving that Tenacious D still has plenty of tricks up their sleeves.

Tickets for the much-anticipated event will be up for grabs from Friday 9th February at 12 pm local time here