The Pick of Destiny Tour (2006–2007)

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The Pick of Destiny Tour
World tour by Tenacious D
Promotional poster for the Glasgow date on the tour
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Australia
Associated albumThe Pick of Destiny
Start dateNovember 11, 2006 (2006-11-11)
End dateFebruary 21, 2007 (2007-02-21)
No. of shows32
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.[1] 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[edit]

Kyle's Apartment (acoustic set)
  1. "Kielbasa"
  2. "History"
  3. "Flash" (Queen cover) / "Wonderboy"
  4. "Dio"
  5. "Lee"
  6. "Sax-a-Boom"
  7. "The Road"
Hell (full band set)
  1. "Kickapoo"
  2. "Karate"
  3. "Dude (I Totally Miss You)"
  4. "Kyle Quit The Band"
  5. "Friendship"
  6. "The Metal"
  7. "Break In-City (Storm the Gate!)"
  8. "Car Chase City"
  9. "Papagenu (He's My Sassafrass)"
  10. "Master Exploder" (tape)
  11. "Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)"
  12. "Double Team"
  1. "Fuck Her Gently"
  2. "Tribute"
  3. "Pinball Wizard" / "There's A Doctor" / "Go to the Mirror!" (The Who cover medley)

Opening acts[edit]

Neil Hamburger opening

In the US and the UK shows opened up with comedian Neil Hamburger. The US shows at Madison Square Garden and Arlington Theater saw Supafloss open in addition to Neil Hamburger.

In Australia, Tex Perkins and Tim Rogers opened, playing as T'n'T as well as Dave McCormack at other shows.[2]

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.[3]

Internet Archive albums[edit]

Three albums were released with the explicit permission of Tenacious D.[4][5] These live shows have been recorded and released through Internet Archive and are available for free digital download.

Date recorded Venue Location Downloads[6]
November 28, 2006 Orpheum Theater Boston 2,000
December 3, 2006 Patriot Center Fairfax 28,000

Tour dates[edit]

Date[7] City Country Venue Opening act
Leg 1 — North America
November 11, 2006 Las Vegas United States House of Blues Neil Hamburger
November 17, 2006 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre Neil Hamburger and Daphne Aguilera
November 18, 2006 Neil Hamburger and Supafloss
November 20, 2006 San Francisco Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Neil Hamburger
November 22, 2006 Denver The Fillmore
November 24, 2006 Chicago UIC Pavilion
November 25, 2006 Detroit Detroit Masonic Temple
November 27, 2006 Toronto Canada Ricoh Coliseum
November 28, 2006 Boston United States Orpheum Theatre
November 29, 2006 Camden Tweeter Center
December 1, 2006 New York City Madison Square Garden Neil Hamburger and Supafloss
December 3, 2006 Fairfax Patriot Center Neil Hamburger
December 5, 2006 Duluth 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[8]
Leg 3 — Australia
January 9, 2007 Christchurch New Zealand Christchurch Town Hall Black Tear[9] and Lindon Puffin[10]
January 11, 2007 Auckland Logan Campbell Centre Crumb[10]
January 13, 2007 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre David McCormack[10]
January 16, 2007 Sydney Hordern Pavilion T'N'T[10]
January 18, 2007[11] Adelaide Thebarton Theatre
January 19, 2007 Melbourne Festival Hall
Leg 4 — North America
February 13, 2007[12] Santa Barbara United States Arlington Theater Neil Hamburger and Supafloss
February 16, 2007[12] Seattle Paramount Theatre Neil Hamburger
February 17, 2007[12][13]
February 19, 2007[12] Portland Schnitzer Auditorium
February 20, 2007[12] Vancouver Canada Queen Elizabeth Theatre
February 21, 2007[14]


This tour, unlike any other Tenacious D tour, featured a full band, as well as Lee.[15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22] 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."[23][24]



  • On November 24, 2006 at Chicago's UIC Pavilion, a stage-hand was seriously injured and fell off the stage whilst installing a strobe light.[25] 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.[26]


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