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    Dr. John Launches European Summer Tour
    Michael Wilson

    Dr. John (a.k.a. Mac Rebennack) kicks off a month-long summer tour of Europe and the UK, starting at the Hop Farm Festival in Kent this Friday, June 29, and making stops at clubs in Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, London, Edinburgh, Gateshead, and Dublin and festivals like Roskilde, Montreux, Nice, and more through July. The tour will feature music from his new album, Locked Down, which NPR includes among its 25 favorite albums of the year so far, and favorite tunes from throughout the New Orleans legend's 50+ year career. Joining Mac for the tour will be his band The Lower 911, featuring fellow New Orleans-based musician Jon Cleary; Trombone Shorty & New Orleans Avenue also join for a few shows along the way.

    The European tour follows Dr. John's spring tour of the United States. He returns to the States in August for the next leg of his North American tour, which begins with a concert for the opening night of the Newport Jazz Festival on August 3. A number of fall US dates have been announced as well, including two with the Blind Boys of Alabama. See below for all of the currently scheduled tour dates; for additional information and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    To pick up a copy of Locked Down, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include an instant download of the complete album at checkout.

    DR. JOHN ON TOUR

    Jun 29 Hop Farm Festival Paddock Wood, UK
    Jun 30 Django Reinhardt Festival Samois-sur-Seine, FRANCE
    Jul 2 Paradiso Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
    Jul 4 La Cigale Paris, FRANCE
    Jul 5 Strasbourg Jazz Festival* Strasbourg, FRANCE
    Jul 6 Lugano Estival Jazz Lugano, SWITZERLAND
    Jul 8 Roskilde Festival Roskilde, DENMARK
    Jul 9 Montreux Jazz Festival* Montreux, SWITZERLAND
    Jul 10 Nice Jazz Festival* Nice, FRANCE
    Jul 12 Astra Kulturhaus Berlin, GERMANY
    Jul 13 Jazz Open Stuttgart Stuttgart, GERMANY
    Jul 15 Cahors Blues Festival Cahors, FRANCE
    Jul 18&19 Under the Bridge London, UK
    Jul 21 Festival Theatre Edinburgh, UK
    Jul 22 The Sage Gateshead Gateshead, UK
    Jul 24 Vicar Street Dublin, IRELAND

    Aug 3 Newport Jazz Festival Opening Night Newport, RI
    Aug 4 Flood City Festival Johnstown, PA
    Aug 10 Festival of the River Arlington, WA
    Aug 12 Edmonton Folk Festival Edmonton, AB
    Aug 18 Club Nokia: Guitar Center Battle of the Blues Los Angeles, CA
    Aug 25 SEC BeachFest Gulf Shores, AL
    Sep 2 Big Muddy Blues Festival St. Louis, MO
    Sep 6 Live on the Green Nashville, TN
    Oct 10 Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts** Cerritos, CA
    Oct 25 Grand Theater Wassau, WI
    Nov 12 Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts** Newport News, VA

    * w/ Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
    ** w/ Blind Boys of Alabama

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Dr. John Launches European Summer Tour

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Dr. John kicks off a month-long summer tour of Europe and the UK, starting at the Hop Farm Festival on Friday and making stops in cities like Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, and London and festivals like Roskilde, Montreux, and Nice. Joining Dr. John for the tour is his band The Lower 911, featuring Jon Cleary; Trombone Shorty & New Orleans Avenue also join for a few shows. Dr. John returns to the US in August for the next leg of his North American tour, starting at the Newport Jazz Festival.

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Dr. John (a.k.a. Mac Rebennack) kicks off a month-long summer tour of Europe and the UK, starting at the Hop Farm Festival in Kent this Friday, June 29, and making stops at clubs in Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, London, Edinburgh, Gateshead, and Dublin and festivals like Roskilde, Montreux, Nice, and more through July. The tour will feature music from his new album, Locked Down, which NPR includes among its 25 favorite albums of the year so far, and favorite tunes from throughout the New Orleans legend's 50+ year career. Joining Mac for the tour will be his band The Lower 911, featuring fellow New Orleans-based musician Jon Cleary; Trombone Shorty & New Orleans Avenue also join for a few shows along the way.

The European tour follows Dr. John's spring tour of the United States. He returns to the States in August for the next leg of his North American tour, which begins with a concert for the opening night of the Newport Jazz Festival on August 3. A number of fall US dates have been announced as well, including two with the Blind Boys of Alabama. See below for all of the currently scheduled tour dates; for additional information and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

To pick up a copy of Locked Down, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include an instant download of the complete album at checkout.

DR. JOHN ON TOUR

Jun 29 Hop Farm Festival Paddock Wood, UK
Jun 30 Django Reinhardt Festival Samois-sur-Seine, FRANCE
Jul 2 Paradiso Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Jul 4 La Cigale Paris, FRANCE
Jul 5 Strasbourg Jazz Festival* Strasbourg, FRANCE
Jul 6 Lugano Estival Jazz Lugano, SWITZERLAND
Jul 8 Roskilde Festival Roskilde, DENMARK
Jul 9 Montreux Jazz Festival* Montreux, SWITZERLAND
Jul 10 Nice Jazz Festival* Nice, FRANCE
Jul 12 Astra Kulturhaus Berlin, GERMANY
Jul 13 Jazz Open Stuttgart Stuttgart, GERMANY
Jul 15 Cahors Blues Festival Cahors, FRANCE
Jul 18&19 Under the Bridge London, UK
Jul 21 Festival Theatre Edinburgh, UK
Jul 22 The Sage Gateshead Gateshead, UK
Jul 24 Vicar Street Dublin, IRELAND

Aug 3 Newport Jazz Festival Opening Night Newport, RI
Aug 4 Flood City Festival Johnstown, PA
Aug 10 Festival of the River Arlington, WA
Aug 12 Edmonton Folk Festival Edmonton, AB
Aug 18 Club Nokia: Guitar Center Battle of the Blues Los Angeles, CA
Aug 25 SEC BeachFest Gulf Shores, AL
Sep 2 Big Muddy Blues Festival St. Louis, MO
Sep 6 Live on the Green Nashville, TN
Oct 10 Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts** Cerritos, CA
Oct 25 Grand Theater Wassau, WI
Nov 12 Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts** Newport News, VA

* w/ Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
** w/ Blind Boys of Alabama

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