The Pick of Destiny Tour (2006–2007)
|World tour by Tenacious D|
Promotional poster for the Glasgow date on the tour.
|Associated album||The Pick of Destiny|
|Start date||November 11, 2006|
|End date||February 21, 2007|
|No. of shows||32|
|Tenacious D concert chronology|
The Pick of Destiny Tour was a worldwide concert tour by American rock band Tenacious D. The tour was in support of the band's 2006 film, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny and its accompanying soundtrack The Pick of Destiny, released as the band's second studio album. The tour visited North America, Europe and Australia, beginning on November 11, 2006 and ending on February 21, 2007, featuring 32 shows in total. Footage from the shows at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on February 16 and 17, 2007 were released on The Complete Master Works 2 DVD and Blu-ray in November 2008.
The duo had previously toured only acoustically, therefore, this tour was the first ever series of live shows to feature Black and Gass on stage with a full backing-band, as they had only previously performed with a band in the recording studio and on occasional TV appearances. The backing band for the tour consisted of guitarists John Konesky and John Spiker from Gass' side-project Trainwreck, as well as Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman. This was also the band's first ever major concert tour with an elaborate stage set and lighting, as they had previously only toured with little to no set design.
Average set list
- Kyle's Apartment (acoustic set)
- Hell (full band set)
- "Dude (I Totally Miss You)"
- "Kyle Quit The Band"
- "The Metal"
- "Break In-City (Storm the Gate!)"
- "Car Chase City"
- "Papagenu (He's My Sassafrass)"
- "Master Exploder" (tape)
- "Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)"
- "Double Team"
- "Fuck Her Gently"
- "Pinball Wizard" / "There's A Doctor" / "Go to the Mirror!" (The Who cover medley)
Jack Black also gave two young boys the opportunity of letting them open Tenacious D's show in Christchurch, New Zealand after seeing them busking in Cathedral Square. Max Tetley, 11, and Alex Philpot, 10, performed "All Along the Watchtower", "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" in front of the crowd.
Internet Archive albums
|November 28, 2006||Orpheum Theater||Boston, Massachusetts||2,000|
|December 3, 2006||Patriot Center||Fairfax, Virginia||28,000|
|Leg 1 — North America|
|November 11, 2006||Las Vegas, NV||United States||House of Blues||Neil Hamburger|
|November 17, 2006||Los Angeles, CA||Gibson Amphitheatre||Neil Hamburger and Daphne Aguilera|
|November 18, 2006||Neil Hamburger and Supafloss|
|November 20, 2006||San Francisco, CA||Bill Graham Civic Auditorium||Neil Hamburger|
|November 22, 2006||Denver, CO||The Fillmore|
|November 24, 2006||Chicago, IL||UIC Pavilion|
|November 25, 2006||Detroit, MI||Detroit Masonic Temple|
|November 27, 2006||Toronto, ON||Canada||Ricoh Coliseum|
|November 28, 2006||Boston, MA||United States||Orpheum Theatre|
|November 29, 2006||Camden, NJ||Tweeter Center|
|December 1, 2006||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden||Neil Hamburger and Supafloss|
|December 3, 2006||Fairfax, VA||Patriot Center||Neil Hamburger|
|December 5, 2006||Duluth, GA||Gwinnett Center Arena|
|Leg 2 — Europe|
|December 10, 2006||Dublin||Ireland||RDS Simmonscourt||Neil Hamburger|
|December 11, 2006||Glasgow||United Kingdom||SECC|
|December 12, 2006||Manchester||Manchester Arena|
|December 15, 2006||Birmingham||National Exhibition Centre|
|December 17, 2006||Brighton||Brighton Centre|
|December 18, 2006||London||Hammersmith Apollo|
|December 19, 2006|
|Leg 3 — Australia|
|January 9, 2007||Christchurch||New Zealand||Christchurch Town Hall||Black Tear and Lindin Puffin|
|January 11, 2007||Auckland||Logan Campbell Centre||Crumb|
|January 13, 2007||Brisbane||Australia||Brisbane Entertainment Centre||David McCormack|
|January 16, 2007||Sydney||Hordern Pavilion||T'N'T|
|January 18, 2007||Adelaide||Thebarton Theatre|
|January 19, 2007||Melbourne||Festival Hall|
|Leg 4 — North America|
|February 13, 2007||Santa Barbara, CA||United States||Arlington Theater||Neil Hamburger and Supafloss|
|February 16, 2007||Seattle, WA||Paramount Theatre||Neil Hamburger|
|February 17, 2007|
|February 19, 2007||Portland, OR||Schnitzer Auditorium|
|February 20, 2007||Vancouver, BC||Canada||Queen Elizabeth Theatre|
|February 21, 2007|
This tour, unlike any other Tenacious D tour, featured a full band, as well as Lee. The band played more shows in arenas and amphitheatres, moving away from the smaller venues that dominated earlier tours. Shows also featured more elaborate stage and lighting effects. Jack Black says of the expenses of the tour: "We’re actually losing money on this because we want to do something for The Fans. It's going to be better than The Wall. It starts off in Kyle's apartment and ends up in hell."
- Jack Black – lead vocals, rhythm acoustic guitar
- Kyle Gass – lead acoustic guitar, backing vocals
- John Konesky (Antichrist) – electric guitar
- John Spiker (Charlie Chaplin) – bass, backing vocals
- Brooks Wackerman (Colonel Sanders) – drums
- JR Reed (Lee) - additional vocals
- On November 24th 2006 at Chicago's UIC Pavilion, a stage-hand was seriously injured and fell off the stage whilst installing a strobe light. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company and The American Insurance Company both insured Tenacious D. The stagehand was assisting one of Tenacious D’s subcontractors, Ed & Ted’s Excellent Lighting Inc, and eventually settled his suit in 2014 for $1 million.
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