Tenacious D announces ‘Post-Apocalypto’ animated series and album

Rock duo Tenacious D—Jack Black and Kyle Gass—will release not one but two works this fall. Both are called “Post-Apocalypto.” Here’s what you need to know:

“Post-Apocalypto”—the series— is an original, six-part animated video series from the minds of Tenacious D. Each frame of every episode was hand-drawn by Jack himself, with every character voiced by Black and Gass. The series will start rolling out on Sept. 28 via Tenacious D’s YouTube page, with a new episode every Friday after that.

All six episodes feature new Tenacious D songs, culminating in a new Tenacious D album—also called “Post-Apocalypto”—which will be released on Nov. 2.  As each episode goes up, a song from that episode also can be heard via all DSPs. The album was produced by John Spiker and features longtime collaborator 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. Surviving the attack in classic cinematic fashion (a good old imperishable 1950s refrigerator), the duo quickly learns 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, on CD and on translucent green vinyl.  There also is a limited edition “Post-Apocalypto” vinyl picture disc that will only be available on the band’s online store; click HERE to learn more.


Tenacious D will be playing sold out shows across the country this fall.  Tour dates are below.

10/6/18 San Bernardino, CA @ Cal Jam 18
11/3/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
11/4/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
11/5/18 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/7/18 Washington, DC @ The Anthem
11/8/18 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
11/9/18 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
11/10/18 Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Indoor Pavilion
11/12/18 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
11/13/18 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/14/18 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
12/10/18 Calgary, Canada @ Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
12/11/18 Edmonton, Canada @ Show Conference Centre
12/13/18 Vancouver, Canada @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
12/14/18 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
12/15/18 Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
12/17/18 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
12/31/18 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint

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