Rock comedy duo Tenacious D has added another tour date in Canada: Dec. 11 in Edmonton. Tickets go on sale Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. Mountain Time. The duo's Dec. 9 show in Calgary is sold out. Tenacious D is going on tour in support of fourth album Post-Apocalypto, which is set for release on Nov. 4. Tenacious D is previewing songs from the album on Sept. 25 at a live performance at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, where the festival is having the Texas premiere of Tenacious D's "Post-Apocalypto" YouTube series, which premieres Sept. 28. "Post-Apocalypto" will have its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sept. 24. Tenacious D members Jack Black and Kyle Gass provide all the voices in the series, which features animation hand-drawn by Black. Tenacious D has been releasing video snippets from the series, including this trailer titled "Love Adventure."
Meanwhile, as expected, Black's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in Los Angeles on Sept. 28 was a mini-"School of Rock" reunion, as "School of Rock" director Richard Linklater and "School of Rock" writer/co-star Mike White were guest speakers at the event. Linklater praised Black's charitable nature and told a story about how the only time he saw Black angry was when a music rehearsal time for "School of Rock" was changed to an early Saturday morning on what was supposed to be their day off. Linklater said of Black's bad mood that day, "That's not a diva. That's not a rock star, which he is. That is an overworked actor who wants another couple of hours of sleep like we all do." Linklater went on to say, "Jack Black is the most uniquely talented person I have ever worked with, I'm ever going to work with."
White remembered a time when he was out in Los Angeles with Black, who was being mobbed by drunken fans, but Black kept his cool and was friendly to all the fans. "It was a mob scene, "White said. "They were grabbing him. I wanted to call the police … but [Jack Black] truly loves people. He loves to be loved. And people love him. And what I think is most impressive is that the legend that they love is incredibly close to the actual person that he is."
Other celebrities at the ceremony (who did not give speeches) were Tenacious D bandmate Gass, actor Bob Odenkirk and actor Tim Robbins, who directed 1992's "Bob Roberts," Black's film debut. Black's family was also in attendance.
In his speech, Black thanked his family and other supporters, saying, "I am not used to having praise people heaped on me by people I love and respect so much. It's very embarrassing for me. In some ways, it's torture, but it's also very humbling ..Thank you for the love."
The 2003 film "School of Rock" was Black's first major breakout hit as the lead actor in a movie. He has since gone on to have several more hits, including the "Kung Fu Panda" animated series, 2015's "Goosebumps" and 2017's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle." His horror comedy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" arrives in cinemas on Sept. 21. His next movies are the elf fantasy drama "Unexpected Race" and the still-untitled sequel to "Jumanji," whose release dates are to be announced.