Tenacious D’s ‘The Spicy Meatball Tour’: Australian Dates

In the eclectic tapestry of rock music, few bands carry a legacy as unique as Tenacious D, the brainchild of Jack Black and Kyle Gass. From humble beginnings in Kyle’s studio apartment in Los Angeles during the late 90s, this dynamic duo has embarked on a journey that has led them to become Grammy award winners and self-proclaimed “Greatest Band in the World”. Their story is not just about music; it’s a tale of friendship, creativity, and the relentless pursuit of rock.

The Spicy Meatball Tour: Australian Dates Announced

April 2024 marks a significant milestone for Australian fans of Tenacious D, as the band brings their electrifying ‘The Spicy Meatball Tour’ down under. The tour promises to be a blend of comedy, rock, and theatrical performance, a hallmark of Tenacious D’s live shows. Here are the key dates and venues:

  • Sunday 14 July: Sydney, ICC Sydney Theatre
  • Tuesday 16 July: Newcastle, Entertainment Centre
  • Thursday 18 July: Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
  • Saturday 20 July: Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
  • Monday 22 July: Adelaide, Entertainment Centre

Additionally, New Zealand fans are not forgotten, with shows in Wellington and Auckland, ensuring the duo’s unique brand of rock comedy is shared across the Tasman.

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New Music and Videos: “Video Games” and “Wicked Game”

Ahead of ‘The Spicy Meatball Tour’, Tenacious D released a new song, “Video Games”, on May 11, 2023. Accompanied by a music video directed by Adam Paloian of Pinreel Inc., it marks the band’s first new music video since 2012, showcasing their ever-evolving creative vision.

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Following this, the band released a music video for their cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”, a testament to their versatility and ability to make any song unmistakably ‘Tenacious D’.

What to Expect: Setlists from the Tour

Fans attending the Australian leg of ‘The Spicy Meatball Tour’ can expect a setlist comprising hits from the band’s first three albums: ‘Tenacious D’, ‘The Pick of Destiny’, and ‘Rize of the Fenix’. Although music from their fourth album, Post-Apocalypto, was notably absent from American & UK tour setlists.


For fans of rock, comedy, and unparalleled live performances, ‘The Spicy Meatball Tour’ is an event that cannot be missed. As Tenacious D brings their unique blend of humor and rock to Australian shores, attendees can expect an unforgettable experience filled with laughter, energy, and, most importantly, great music. Get ready to rock with the Greatest Band in the World – Tenacious D.

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